Mahamuni Image, Mandalay

4.5
Monument · Religious Site
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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  • 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 »
  • This Pagoda is the main religious structure in Mandalay like Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is not stupa, it is a big Buddha Image in the temple. Most of the men are putting the gold leaf on the body....  more »
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