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Mahamuni Pagoda

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went after breakfast and it was already crowded. To have a peaceful moment, we should go in the morning before breakfast.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most impressive pagodas in Myanmar. It's a huge place and was quite crowded when we were there but definitely worth seeing. The Gold Buddha is very beautiful and men can approach the Buddha to press gold leaf onto the Buddha....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Mahamuni Pagoda & was very impressed. A lot of people around as it was close to the full moon festival. managed to get some prayers in & then put some gold leaf on the Buddha statue.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Known a one of the most important pagodas in the country, this is must. Is a very large complex, I was not expecting that. I enjoyed seeing the locals going about their rituals, such as placing the gold papers on the Buddha (only man can...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge temple complex filled with hawkers selling bling for offerings and touristy stuff.Very crowded and some fantastic people watching to do whith all sorts of interesting things going on.Difficult to navigate with fences blocking off gardens and no real spot to take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Statue that you only allowed go inside the room if you offer the gold leaf. However there is live feed at outside

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful pagoda and providing you have an excellent guitar like we had (Eeki) you get the most from the explanation of the amazing history of this place. So peaceful and calming place and you must not miss it!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful temple with a huge Gold Leaf Buddha.What I was told is the only reason that men could go to the Buddha is because the locals believe that it's a live Buddha and women are not allowed to touch live monks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MamaT23
Reviewed March 8, 2019

A bit out of the centre of town but on the way to Amarapura. A wonderful pagoda with interesting buildings surrounding the central part. There is small museum as well with statues from Angkar Wat. The buddha in the middle is covered in gold leaf...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

A daily ritual of washing Buda’s face is performed early in the morning. The statue is covered in gold leaf donations. Only men are allowed to enter the actual spot where the Buda is but women can watch from very close by. One of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BellBoy53
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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
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