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Mandalay Cultural Heritage Day Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel at 8am Mandalay city sightseeing tour. You visit starts with Manamuni Pagoda where the Mahamuni Buddha image is venerated. The Mahamuni Buddha Temple (also called the Mahamuni Pagoda) is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site. Ancient tradition refers to only five likenesses of the Buddha made during his lifetime; two were in India two in paradise and the fifth is the Mahamuni Buddha image in Myanmar. According to the legend the Buddha visited the Dhanyawadi city of Arakan in 554 B.C. After casting the Great Image the Buddha breathed upon it
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Mandalay Private Day Tour
"We will depart from your hotel at 8:30am after breakfast. First we will go to Mahamuni Buddha a spectacular and attractive statue of Lord Buddha completely made of Gold. As one of the most significant sites of Buddhist pilgrimage in Myanmar it is a place of devotion and meditation. Women are not allowed to enter the innermost chamber (and consequently to apply gold leaves on the statue).Next you will visit to a stone carving workshops and see a skilled craftsmen who attack pure white marble or stone with angle grinders and drills to create the most enigmatic Buddha images. From here
From $57.00
 
Full Day Excursion in Mandalay
"Our driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30am and head to Mahamuni Pagoda. Mahamuni Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. The Buddha was encrusted with gold leaves and only men are permitted to go up to the we will visit to local artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making wood-carving making (furniture and other decorative materials) and Kalaga tapestries one of Myanmar arts and crafts that mainly originated in Mandalay and famous souvenir. From the workshop we proceed to Zaycho Market one of the oldest and largest market in Myanmar. We will spend some time walking around the market and you can take this fantastic opportunity to capture some colourful photos of Burmese people life style.After lunch we will visit the magnificent complex of Royal Palace with impressive crowning wooden pavilion and consists of many buildings. Then
From $91.00

Kyauktawgyi Paya Tips (5)

PLENTY TO BUY AT KYAUKTAWGYI PAGODA

As you approach the temple you will see many stalls selling souvenirs and religious items. Remember to bargain hard and compare the price at several different stalls, but once you agree a price don't...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

12 M HIGH BUDDHA CARVED FROM ONE PIECE OF MARBLE

GOING BY TAXI, SHOW THE DRIVER THIS ကျောက်တော်ကြီးဘုရားDo not miss Kyauktawgi Pagoda as there is a huge Buddha there that is 12 m high and carved from one single piece of marble. The temple is easy to...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

Kyaukthawgyi Pagoda

This pagoda, which is located at the bottom of Mandalay Hill, is home to a huge marble Buddha. The ret of the pagoda is not that inspiring, in fact it could do with a clean.The entrance to the Pagoda...
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stevemt
Feb 25, 2012

Kyauktawgyi Paya

After the disappointing ancent to Mandalay Hill we started our city level sightseeing. Our first stop was Kyauktawgyi Paya, the pagoda of the “Great Marble Image,” situated near the southern entry to...
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hydronetta
Jan 18, 2007

Kyauktawgyi Paya

AmarapuraEs un templo al que llegas despues de cruzar el puente paseando por un pueblo muy tranquilo y en el se pueden ver ademas de las imagenes pequenas de budas los frescos que hay en el techoYou...
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elpariente
Jan 26, 2006
 
 
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Sandamani (Sanda Muni) Paya

While at Mahamuni Pagoda there is a good chance that you will see a small entourage following a well dressed small girl or boy. I did ask what was going on and it seems like once the boy or girl...
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Street Scenes

Mandalay had lots of interesting local transport. Plus just wandering around watching people get on with their everyday life there was fascinating. This is a city that lends itself to an aimless...
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