Mahamuni Pagoda
Mahamuni Pagoda
4.5
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4:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1953AsiaTraveller
Oosterwolde, The Netherlands34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
I was very fortunate to visit this Pagoda twice. This time during the day with my family which was a wonderful experience. Many years ago I was one of the few westeners who witnessed the 'face-washing ceremony' in the early morning - 4 a.m. that was really awesome.
Written January 12, 2020
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Michele P
Marrakech, Morocco430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited this Pagoda as part of a private tour.

It was fascinating to see the Buddha being embellished, watched on a TV screen so that all (primarily ladies) could also see.

The Pagoda is beautifully decorated with jade tiles, and has a welcoming feel.

I would not go out of my way to see it, but is was intriguing to see.
Written February 29, 2020
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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Mahamuni buddha is over 12 feet tall and is gold coated. It is the main attraction but there are others which include mural and historical paintings, stone inscriptions, bronze statues, traditional handicrafts, a library and a drum tower. The best part is the scenery below that you are able to get being high above. Don't forget, this is a place of worship and you must remove your shoes.
Written February 8, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The body of 4-m high Buddha statue is already covered with a 6″ deep layer of gold layer pressed on its body donated by pilgrims over the past century. There is a museum inside the temple complex, which tells about the history of Buddhism – it provides information about the various places in the life of the Buddha, from His birth to enlightenment to final Nirvana – with maps that explain about the spread of Buddhism across Asia during the last 25 centuries. The relation of King Ashoka with Buddhism led to the erection of the pillar of Ashoka, which underscores the Buddhist doctrine, inside the temple complex.
Written February 20, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This Pagoda is the main religious structure in Mandalay like Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is not stupa, it is a big Buddha Image in the temple. Most of the men are putting the gold leaf on the body of the image. And also, you can see the temple of the image. That style is Italian Style. You can also see wood carvings, stone carvings, bronze statues, the things for religious and some accessolaries at the entrance ways.
Written March 6, 2020
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Roland K
Potsdam, Germany1,503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Rectangular pagoda with patten gold and white color. The most golden Buddha of Myanmar with the possibility to put golden patten on the statue (only men). Museum with statues of the Bagan time and architecture. A must for tourists.
Written January 4, 2020
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Jittima P
952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The ritual starts at 4.30 am but there are lots of people waiting since 3.30 am in order to get in the front line. Only the first 5 rows in woman area can see it clearly. There are two tvs broadcasting but still at the front.
Written January 26, 2020
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Gp Capt R K D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The Mahamuni pagoda or Mahamuni Buddha temple in Mandalay is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma.The temple houses the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. The pagoda was built in 1785 by King Bodawpaya of the Konbaung dynasty after the Mahamuni image was captured during the invasion of the Arakan Kingdom. The gold plated statue of Buddha is different from the usual Buddha's face one sees.
Written March 25, 2023
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Mr.JOE
Mandalay, Myanmar675 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Being the most revered Pagoda in Mandalay, the Buddha image in Maha Myat Muni Pagoda is also known as the Phaya Gyi. Every morning 4.30 AM, the ritual of washing the face of the Buddha’s image is carried out by monks in the pagoda at.
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Written September 25, 2019
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Munich, Germany247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
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). . . Still in Must-to-see in Mandalay.
Written November 18, 2018
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