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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really special place.It isn't just a tourist attraction but a very important place of worship where it is believed Buddha has invested his personal energy. Aside from the actual temple, there are many other things to see in the complex, such as...More

Thank RS108
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really recommendable. Don’t miss out putting leaf gold on Buddha. Leaf gold cost 2000 kyat and allows you to get really close to the statue. Only leaf gold bought inside the Pagoda will allow you to get the close encounter. You should beware that women...More

Thank Nicolai H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set the alarm for 3am & debated whether to go when it went off. Very happy we made the effort! Traveling in the off season has its benefits. We arrived & ended up at the front of the women’s section. Was mesmerising watching the ritual...More

Thank Anne T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is another fine place to visit very atmospheric I would recommend coming here as part of your tour

Thank ianw349
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

พระมหามัยมุนี (1 ใน 5 สิ่งศักดิ์สิทธิ์ของพม่า) ถือเป็นต้นแบบพระพุทธรูปทองคำขนาดใหญ่ทรงเครื่อง เครื่องกษัตริย์ที่ได้รับการขนานนามว่า “พระพุทธรูปทองคำเนื้อนิ่ม” Mahamuni Buddha Image , Every Early morning ritual of face wash to Mahamuni Buddha. And local people are always offers the gold leaf on the Buddha Image.

Thank CharlieConnection
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

One the famous pagoda in mandalay, must visit place for the people who are motivated towards spirituality

Thank joshipankaj2110
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Local custom is to offer gold leaf on to Buddha. Over the time the application of gold leaf has made the Buddha glitter in all its grandeur. The atmosphere is agog with spiritual chanting and its a must visit place in Mandalay.

Thank Maharana_Sam
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This place is grand and beautiful. The locals are friendly and as a male you are allowed to enter the Buddha to put gold on it. Overall you can walk around and take amazing picture of both the temple and the locals.

Thank I_wander_asia
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Lovely although very busy as it is the number 1 pagoda in Mandalay. Only men are allowed in the pagoda of the buddah so not really alot for women but good to look at.

Thank Jackie N
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Huge huge huge Buddha .. Never seen a Buddha this big. The locals visit this pagoda early in the morning and you will see huge crowd gathering around it. Very sacred so wear proper attire.

Thank Jared K
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Keith-Di
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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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