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“One of the top 3 pagodas in Myanmar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mahamuni Pagoda

Mahamuni Pagoda
Mandalay, Myanmar
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Mandalay
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Mandalay's holiest shrine is a 12-foot bronze Buddha.
Singapore, Singapore
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“One of the top 3 pagodas in Myanmar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

There are many locals coming here to pay respect to the Buddha. The golden Buddha statue keeping on growing bigger and bigger through the time based on the golden leaves. Note that only men can get close and put the golden leaves to the Buddha statue. Besides the statue, there are many ancient artifacts brought from Angkor area.

Visited April 2013
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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“Nice Temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was a nice temple. As a female, I was unable to go see the Buddha up close, but overall it was very beautiful. The markets in this area are probably the best and cheapest places in Mandalay to buy souvenirs. Even if it is inside a temple!

Visited June 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Get your wishes fulfilled.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

A very special place for Buddhists - not to be missed. It is open until about 8 or 9 pm, well lit and we could also shop for souveneirs at the bazaar.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“an other one different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

after 2 weeks there you start thinking ok I saw enough pagoda, in fact no... as they are really different and each of them give you different views and inspirations, and wonderful pictures

Visited February 2013
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“Gold leaf? Don't mind if I do....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Somehow both bling and sexism are forgivable in the context of Buddhism so the wife and I both found this place quite charming and didn't worry about the signs warning "no women beyond this point".

This was our first experience of Buddhas so covered in centuries-worth of gold leaf applied by pilgrims that they are unrecognisable: after this long they just look like amorphous blobs but they're still deeply revered.

Visited October 2012
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