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“big golden snowball”
Review of Mahamuni Pagoda

Mahamuni Pagoda
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Owner description: Mandalay's holiest shrine is a 12-foot bronze Buddha.
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“big golden snowball”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

wonderful moving experience. the dedication and support of all the worshipers, has turned the Buddha statue into a lumpy golden snowball.

Visited November 2013
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“Great sight and history”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Beautiful example of Buddhism and it's great history of laying golden leaf on the statue, a series of photos show how it has altered over the years as the leaf has grown bigger.
Attended by lots of local people and tourists, we were with a guide and I was allowed on the dais to witness laying of the leaf, definitely a memory.
Go and see this you will not be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We, a group of 11 ladies, from Sri Lanka visited the Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay during our 10 day tour. It was bring to Manadalay from a city Arakan in Myanmar long ago, that believe made by one of the gods during Buddha's lifetime on the request of the king at that time As the statue was blessed by the Buddha, it considered as one of the most sacred statue. For pay the high respect they used to paste gold leaves on the statue except the face. Now the statue filled with about 8 tons of gold, our guide said. The other three sides of the pagoda you can see huge standing Buddha statues representing the three past Buddhas, Kakusanda, Konagama and Kasyapa. Another one you have see is the giant bell holding by two gods. You must visit this place see this wonderful construction.

Visited May 2014
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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“Revered Buddhist shrine.”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

As Maha Muni Pagoda is the most revered Buddhist shrine in Mandalay, thanks to the presence of an amazing gold Buddha it is a must see. The magnificent gold Buddha image, 'Maha Muni' 'Great Sage' is 3.8 metres high and covered in so much gold leaf it weighs six tons. The Pagoda is just 3km from the city centre on the road to Amarapura.

Visited December 2013
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Penrith, Australia
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

As Im not a buddhist the great significance of this temple is not so important to me, however, this place does instill a certain amount of awe in you.
I found it far less commercialised than expected with the shopkeepers being interested yet not trying to drag you inside their shops.
Being a Westerner the fact that women can't apply goldleaf is very offputting, however, that's how it is.

Visited May 2014
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