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Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible struction. Watch the local men add gold leaf to the Buddah, Beautiful Marble and jade walls and stuning high ceilings,

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tripletstravelling
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Best word I can think to describe the place. It has a powerful energy, very calming and centering. Beautiful place. Must-do if in Mandalay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anicachris
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Some columns are now adorned with jade, which I found to be interesting though nothing compared to the Jade pagoda. They have early morning face washing rituals if you are keen. I found the bronze statues from Angkor Wat to be the most interesting thing...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ladeedada
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Located within Mandalay, you can easily reach here by taking a cab. Overall I really enjoyed the visit. The temple itself is impressive. There are several shops leading up to the temple. I would recommend wearing pants while visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sanjal S
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

From city centre on 82th street you can’t miss this beautiful religieus centre. Very fotografic pagoda’s and shops with religues and also stuff for tourists. Its an easy biking from citycentre Mandalay. Dress properly!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank berendino
Reviewed April 26, 2018

The Mahamuni Pagoda is a big temple in downtown Mandalay. Part of it is currently under renovation so you cannot see its central tower. Be prepared for huge crowds as it's the main pilgrimage site in this part of country. The biggest sanctity is a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Be prepared to take off your shoes and socks. Naha Myat Muni Pagoda houses a huge Buddha statute that get bigger and bigger every year due to the gold leafs that are deposited by worshipers on the statute. There are also many Shop houses selling...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Agkarajit
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Clean, beautiful and with only a few annoying sellers at the entrance. This place has wonderful examples of design. The incredible gold leaf everywhere, gives it an other worldly feeling. You have many opportunities to respectfully observe devotees in pray including nuns and monks.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jenelle N
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I spent a fortnight in Burma where the only tourist attractions seemed to be pagodas, so i saw a lot of them and countless Buddhas. I thought this place was in comparison with the competition rather mediocre. Yet again I had to rip the soles...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hibees43
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Huge temple complex where the main attraction seems to be putting gold leaf on the Budda statue. It’s a “men only” activity and women have to be content with waiting outside the inner shrine. There are large shopping arcades outside the 4 entrances, mainly with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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