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Mahamuni Pagoda

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Still a great place for worshippers and believers, but modern times washed away the traditional atmosphere. So you may see the golden buddha (in general for women) only an a TV screen. Still important: go before the crowds are coming (had enjoy yr breakfast afterwards)....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is very beautiful, and most calm early morning. At 4am the face of the statue is polished to look as shiny as possible. As in many temples women are not allowed on the altar to put the gold leafs onto the statue, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Mandalay our tour guide took us to this beautiful Pagoda. Our group enjoyed our time spent here

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Women are not allowed in to pray to Buddha. There is a sign saying no women allowed. Disgusting manipulation of the religion. We are all equal stop excluding women.

Thank travel12345fun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mahamuni is the main religious site in Mandalay. If you like to wander around and watch people busy with their religious actions or just want to be amazed by over abundant gold colour interiors then this site is a must see.

Thank Carlo V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the famous pagoda and landmark from Myanmar, if someone travel to Mandalay, go and visit this pagoda.

Thank 434princei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually to go close to the Buddha statue you have to buy gold paper as offerings. People without gold offerings can not go this way, they pray little bit further. Not good place for women activists and equality apostle. Women are not allowed to go...More

Thank Georg K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well known of Mandalay attractions is certainly a magnet for the very devout Buddhists as well as tourists. You will find the sanctum sanctorum all covered in gold, for gold leaves have been the offering for the religiously minded Burmese for long. The passage...More

Thank emmurali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mahamuni Pagoda is a beautiful temple in Mandalay and well worth a visit. The gold leaf placed on the Buddha over the last 100 years has changed the appearance of the Buddha as seen by photos from the past displayed at the temple.

Thank nik c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s great to see how people donate golden leaves here. Women and men are separate and you will pay 1000 to take photos and 200 for a sarong rental if you don’t have your own.

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Response from Andreas P | Reviewed this property |
When I climbed up to the Buddha a security gave me some gold leaves for free to put. Women also buy gold leaves for better karma. Because they are not allowed to climb up, they give to the security to find someone to put... More