Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay

#7 of 23 in Historic Sites in Mandalay
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
One of the country's major Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple boasts a grand, golden image of Mahamuni Buddha. Tradition maintains that this realization of the Buddha is one of only five that were created during his lifetime, when according to legend, the Buddha visited the then capital of Arakan in 554 BC. The then king and his court were so moved by the Buddha's teachings that they asked him to leave an image of himself for the people to worship. Nowadays, the illustrious temple is lavishly adorned with golden spires and intricate flourishes. Look out for the Mahamuni museum on the temple grounds, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the life of the Buddha. Put Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mandalay trip maker website.
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  • Visited this Pagoda as part of an excellent days sight seeing with Starskey & Hutch Taxi service. The Pagoda is not the most impressive from the outside and has a long corridor of gift shops as you...  more »
  • The Maha Myat Muni Pagoda - Mahamuni Buddha temple is very impressive. It is coated with gold leaf. The Idol of Buddha is also gold coated. Women are not allowed into the last cauldron before the...  more »

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