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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
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.
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!!
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
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
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.
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
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