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"gold leaf"
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"buddha image"
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"bronze figures"
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"important temple"
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"golden leaves"
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"large buddha"
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"seated buddha"
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"pilgrimage site"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Mahamuni pagoda houses a golden image of the Buddha. It is a highly revered place of pilgrimage, and it is crowded most of the time. But it's a wonderful experience to sit among the worshippers and experience their faith in this temple. While men...More

1  Thank Pahari
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place amazed us for it authenticity. Full of locals you feel like a real observer of the local traditions. We had the chance to attend an initiation ritual, where many children where all dressed in beautiful shining dress. We saw how men placed the...More

1  Thank Ali R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful Pagoda. The Buddha statue is unbelievable. Be sure to bring some gold leaf to rub on it. Only men are allowed into the Buddha area to do the rubbing though. The complex is amazing as well and there’s lots of...More

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mahamuni Pagoda is quite big and one of most popular temples to visit for tourists. Ensure to dress modestly and be prepared to pay camera fee.

Thank Yuliana H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of 5 holiest temples in Myanmar,this is an always busy pilgrimage. The entrance one must walk through barefoot to reach the temple is lined with shops on both side selling all religious artefacts & relics( copies ). The original Buddha idol is small but...More

Thank travelbugDelhi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must see the gold on the huge gold Buddha is replaced every 7 yers and a long queue line up to spend 10 minutes putting gold leaf on it. In front of the Buddha men and women are separated and pray...More

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think everything is in the title! For me the Shwedagon pagoda + golden rock are much more worth: you get to see a magnificent, very lively pagoda and then get even closer to the locals and can observe people sticking golden leaves to this...More

Thank Yuki D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a small museum at this pagoda complex are some remarkable if damaged bronzes brought from Ankor Wat. Look for the three-headed elephant! also look out for the three large bells

Thank 654GregP654
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mahamuni Pagoda is one of Myanmar;s most important Buddhist temples. Men place gold leaf on the statue of the Buddha to make merit. Women must watch on from outside. The big shopping arcade marketing mainly religious items. is quite gaudy and noisy, but interesting --...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful pagoda with the most amazing 3.8m high Buddha statue in the inner sanctum. Originally weighing 6 tons, over the years devotees (male only) have been applying small sheets of gold leaf to the statue - 2 tons of gold have been added, making...More

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Keith-Di
11 December 2016|
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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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