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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the holiest shrines for Buddhists in Myanmar. Be sure to dress conservatively. The main attraction is the huge Buddha statue covered with inches thick of gold over the years. Only males are allowed to apply the gold leaf to the statue...More

Thank lonelytrotter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mahaymuni Pagoda, a major Buddhist religious site, featuring a large gold encrusted statue of Buddha to which people still add gold leaf foil. The amount of gold is staggering. The walls, ceiling, and arcades are supported by gold gilded columns adorned with frescoes. Daily at...More

Thank Mjsomaha
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very suggestive place. It makes you think that, in one of the poorest countries in Asia, such a treasure has been accumulated in this place by a myriad of single donations. The weight of the golden mass has been estimated as more than 2 tons....More

Thank Zlabermahnte
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can't leave Mandalay without visiting this temple. This is one of the five most important temples in Myanmar, #3. #1 Shwedagon in Yangon #2 The Golden Rock #3 Mahamuni #4 Shwezigon in Bagan #5 Five buddha images temple near Inle Lake You will see...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must see place. Very big pagoda with huge Golden Buddha statue. Very interesting to visit a pagoda to see the way they practice their religion.

Thank April H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Huge pagoda that is always busy and very significant. Huge gold Buddha with gold leaf being constantly applied by worshippers.If you are looking for any religious artifacts to take home the surrounding area is retail heaven. Camera charge 1000 kyt

Thank JonBunston
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the holiest place in the country. Only males are allowed to approach the Buddha, where people are sticking gold leaf onto the statue. Make sure you wear something decent when visiting the place.

Thank ViFi62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very big pagoda with a huge Golden Buddha statue. Everything inside are shining and all plated with golden leaves. Beautiful!

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good visit of this high place for Buddhists with an important Buddha representation in the center, along with multiple things to see in the Pagoda. If you are in shorts, they lend longyis (free of charge) at the entrance of the site. There are stands...More

Thank Rratatouille
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the 3rd most important temple to see in Myanmar. It is a Buddha statue brought originally from India. Every visitor puts some gold leaves on the statue and so it grows and grows over the years. If you want to make a picture...More

Thank Zwillingsseele
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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