Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple
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Santosh1959
Hyderabad, India182 contributions
Jan 2020
The Maha Myat Muni Pagoda - Mahamuni Buddha temple is very impressive. It is coated with gold leaf. The Idol of Buddha is also gold coated. Women are not allowed into the last cauldron before the idol.
Written January 31, 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
Dec 2019
The pagoda has an unusual shape - square at the base. The central figure of the Buddha is gradually deformed due to the desire of pilgrims to add their piece of gold to the statue. There are also several statues with their own - medical - properties.
Written January 11, 2020
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super0il
Amman, Jordan50 contributions
Mar 2015
I love the place and the ritual of washing the Buddha's face. If you are male you can get closer than women. I wish I could be closed enough. There are many people in the morning. so make sure that you are on time. If you are far away you wouldn't see the Buddha clearly because the Buddha is in a small chamber and you will have to see through a gate. I went there around 4 or 4.30am and I still wasn't the first.
Written August 12, 2015
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Lynkster
Australia253 contributions
Dec 2019
There is quite a bit of history to the Buddha image, and also a separate tiny museum houses several bronze statues looted from Angkor Wat in the 15th century.It's recommended that you do some research before you come to get a proper idea of what's going on, or have a knowledgeable guide with you, as not much English signage is available. The main Buddha image is supposedly a literal living duplicate of the living Buddha, and is so encrusted on the lower parts of its body with gold leaf that it is starting to lose its shape. Only male devotees are allowed to approach the statue (through a metal detector gate).

A large market arcade lies between the pagoda and the entrance, selling tourist goods and religious items. As always, visitors are expected to have conservative dress and be barefooted upon entry.
Written January 6, 2020
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RacingAl
Southampton309 contributions
Dec 2019
Visited this Pagoda as part of an excellent days sight seeing with Starskey & Hutch Taxi service. The Pagoda is not the most impressive from the outside and has a long corridor of gift shops as you enter. The outstanding highlight is the massive Gold Buddah statue which wealthy local worshippers constantly adorn with coatings of gold leaf which the temple sells. Not quite sure how this fits into Buddhist teaching but it is interesting to watch.
Written March 2, 2020
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,604 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
Once you've made your way through the throng of stalls selling wares you can see the Buddha, albeit in a small space as it's surrounded by people sitting worshipping and others standing and praying. If you're a man, you can get much closer than us women however, there is a television monitor that shows you what's going on at the altar.
No matter what time of day you come here it's apparently busy.
The Buddha weighs 6.5 tonnes and the thickness of the Buddha is not 15cm more than the original because of the layers of gold leaf. Although the crown and right hand are devoid of gold leaf. In 1884, when the pagoda was burnt down, 91 kilograms of gold was recovered from the site, which represents the continued historical veneration and perpetuation of the cult of Mahamuni.
This was built in the 10th century and there are many stories and legends that go with the Buddha and the surroundings.
There are other parts of this temple that are well worth visiting and enjoying. Take your time.
Written October 3, 2015
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scrocchio
Rome, Italy46 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
the place is so beautiful and peace all over...take off your shoes..and no shorts....remember to do not be rude taking pics from people that went there to pray so..bee discreet....you will love the corridors with archs and many monks....such a great pics to your collection....please go ! it worth any second.
Written April 2, 2015
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ajfharnett
Bangkok, Thailand302 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Its the only time we've seen the ongoing application of gold leaf to a Buddha. This Buddha is housed in an enclosed area where there are only four angles to view it, presumably N,S,E and W.
There were lines of men ( no women allowed) waiting to apply gold to the Buddha. Amazing. Only men can approach the inner sanctum and must be dressed modestly. Absolutely no shorts or any kind.
The complex has another large room full of paintings that are worthwhile.
The locals hang out throughout the complex, eating, sleeping and just being. Very naturals.
There's also a hall with a huge relief map of Asia showing the spread of Buddhism. Do find it and visit.
Written March 20, 2015
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rolandstuart
Christchurch, New Zealand78 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Wonderful experience, made the hairs on my neck stand up! Very colourful with many children dressed in their beautiful costumes and being presented to Buddha. Much gold leaf, but this is so meaningful to so many people you cannot help but be caught up in the atmosphere of it all.
Written March 20, 2015
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QueenslandTommy
Burpengary, Australia1,294 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Buddha temple with local's adding golf leaf is stunning, males can go through security to get a close up to photo, the locals are praying around you. After the temple, you have the Pagoda, Jade animal sculptures, a hall with Buddha paintings which are superb, market stalls selling beautiful items, the whole area is well worth a visit.
Written May 23, 2019
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