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Mahamuni Image, Mandalay

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An imposing gilt mountain-temple with arched walls painted red, gold, and white, Mahamuni Image features the most revered Buddha image in Myanmar. Believed to have been made during Buddha's lifetime, the 3.8 m (12.5 ft) high statue sits on a tall pedestal and weighs 6.5 tons; over the ages, countless gold leaves pasted by devotees have in fact disfigured the statue. Admire its golden crown decorated with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, and the spectacular seven-tiered roof rising above. The 18th-century temple grounds also house a museum of history of Buddhism. Our Mandalay trip planner makes visiting Mahamuni Image and other Mandalay attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I'd say it is a must-see attraction if you visit Mandalay. Most visitors go and pray in the early morning, so crowded with people. Only the men are allowed to put gold papers to the Buddha image and.....  more
    I'd say it is a must-see attraction if you visit Mandalay. Most visitors go and pray in the early morning, so crowded with people. Only the men are allowed to put gold papers to the Buddha image and.....  more »
  • It is impressive but it is crowded. It is interesting to observe how so many local people stream in to worship. Only men are allowed in the most sacred part inside but there is a video screen where... 
    It is impressive but it is crowded. It is interesting to observe how so many local people stream in to worship. Only men are allowed in the most sacred part inside but there is a video screen where...  more »
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  • This is very famous pagoda in Mandalay city. Most people come to see the budda which is now very big due to gold leafs. 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. Only men are allowed in the most sacred part inside but there is a video screen where you can see the inner sanctum.
  • This place is magnificent. It is very crowded. You can see the men applying gold on the statue while the woman only can sit far from the statue.

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