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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
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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
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Mahamuni (Big) Paya Tips (11)

Six inches deep in gold!

Arguably the biggest draw in Mandalay, Mahamuni Paya, also known as Payagyi (Big Paya), is a "must see" for anybody visiting the city. It is included in the 10USD "combo ticket" (see seperate tip),...
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planxty
May 20, 2006

Make Buddha golden

Mahamuni Buddha...Maha - it means large , muni - sitting. Large - it means 4 meters height , sitting - still sitting.You can stick on this Large Sitting Buddha small thin leaves of gold to make him...
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vodolaz
Oct 01, 2006

The Buddha washing ceremony

Getting up at 3:30 in the morning when in holidays, to be before 4:30 at the temple to attand the Buddha-washing ceremony did sound like a crazy plan. But it turned to be not only of the best...
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Belsaita
Feb 05, 2015

The BIG Buddha

This buddha is said to be encased in gold leaf inches thick and I can believe it.Unlike most pagoda's only the men can get close to or actually touch the Buddha.Very early in the morning, the monks...
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stevemt
Feb 25, 2012

Angkor Wat Relics.

Located in the northwestern corner of the Paya, this building shows five bronze Khmer statues that were enshrined in Angkor Wat. The Statues went first to Ayuthaya then to Bago and then to Rakhaing...
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euzkadi
May 23, 2010

Mahumuni Paya

At least make a visit to this pagoda which is famous for the 4m bronze Buddha which has been covered over time with a 15cm thick layer of gold leaf. At the entrance you will have to take off your...
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albaaust
Sep 15, 2006

Mahamuni Paya - Mandalay Centrepiece

This translates into the Great Sage Paya, but also locally referred to as Pagagyi - or Big Paya. It is undoubtedly the centrepiece of Mandalay's attractions, and a must see for visitors. The major...
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thedouglas
Jun 30, 2007

THE MAHAMUNI BUDDHA HAS PUT ON A LOT OF WEIGHT

Pilgrims have been coming here over the years to add gold leaf (which costs around 1500 kyat per small square) to the 3.8 m Buddha which according to legend is only one of five Buddha images that is...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

AN IMPORTANT PILGRIMAGE SITE MAHAMUNI PAGODA

IF YOU WANT TO GO HERE SHOW THIS TO THE TAXI DRIVER မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီးMahamuni Pagoda is well worth visiting as it is a major pilgrimage site just south of the center of the city. Mahamuni Buddha (means...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

Mahamuni Buddha.

Accoding to the legend during the visit of the Gautama Buddha to Dhanyawad in Rakhine State (554 Bc) in his mission of spread Buddhism, after his teachings the Buddha where insisted by the king to...
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euzkadi
May 25, 2010

House of the Great Sage.

The Mahabuni Temple is located southwest of Mandalay and is a major pilgrimage site. The original temple was built in 1784, and was connected to the Palace of king Bodawpaya by a brick road, the...
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euzkadi
May 23, 2010
 
 
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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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