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Mahamuni Pagoda

Open today: 04:00 - 17:00
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed yesterday

Mahamuni Pagoda is a beautiful temple in Mandalay and well worth a visit. The gold leaf placed on the Buddha over the last 100 years has changed the appearance of the Buddha as seen by photos from the past displayed at the temple.

Thank nik c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s great to see how people donate golden leaves here. Women and men are separate and you will pay 1000 to take photos and 200 for a sarong rental if you don’t have your own.

Thank kasiulka6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this religious place in Mandalay at midday and it was hot. For non-buddhist like me, it is a good place to go to see the religiosity of the Burmese people. In the building are many shops selling all sorts of religious items and...More

Thank Jojo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great a N d good armosphere at Mahamuni. Come many times there every trip to Mandalay I go once. Nice feeling and great to see Burmese people. It is a welknow and the must in Mandalay.

Thank laurentvogel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early morning Buddha facial washing event is very interesting for me. Also can see the ancient culture of Myanmar.

Thank 399pattrick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favourite attraction in Mandalay. the Buddha was spectacular and the offerings of gold leaf was fascinating to watch. There is also a pictorial (paintings) exhibit in a separate gallery depicting the significance of the Buddha which was very informative.

Thank scott w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place where I see strong faith in people who on routine pray there for many hours. If you are female you cannot access an inner aisle near the statue. It's worth a visit, especially if you're Buddhist. If not, I recommend you...More

Thank FuranoFurano23
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this one as part of your visit to Mandalay. Watch the time Of visit not to arrive when it is too hot

Thank Amir S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

People travel great distances to visit this amazingly beautiful pagoda. Recent renovations make the visit even more pleasant and the many vendors will satisfy anyones need for a special Mandalay souvenir. Visit the museums in the pagoda while you are there.

Thank Rudy C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Mandalay, the giant Buddha image is visited by only men who are allowed to place gold leaf onto the image. Women cannot touch the Buddha image but can watch on TV Screens from below but there was...More

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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