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 Mandalay and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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...  more »
  • I found the complex very interesting from architectural point of view. The way they put those golden leaves on it very interest, we had the luck to see kids going there fully dressed and this was...  more »
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