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Address: Mandalay 11511, Myanmar
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Mandalay's holiest shrine is a 12-foot bronze Buddha.

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Man, he is fat!!

Go to gold beating district first and see how they beat the gold. Thats really interesting! You can buy a few leaves for not much money. Then, if you are a man, you can stick it... read more

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go to gold beating district first and see how they beat the gold. Thats really interesting! You can buy a few leaves for not much money. Then, if you are a man, you can stick it on a 2000 year old Buddha to make him even fatter. Quite extraordinary!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting to see this important cultural site. The war booty that was looted from an earlier invasion of Siam is interesting to see in a country that has been more recently colonized and experienced the loss of its own cultural artifacts (interesting also to note the way signage refers to what was taken from Myanmar and later returned vs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This pagoda is one of the most revered pagodas in Myanmar. Devotees honor this Buddha statue by placing gold leafs on the statue to the degree that the original form of the Buddha is unrecognizable. The pagoda is one of the nicest in the area and worthwhile seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here at 7 am before taking the boat to Mingun (it's on the way, I had the taxi driver wait for me) and the place was packed with worshippers! However some people go there at 0400 am when the face of the Buddha is ceremonially washed. Either way it's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the most significant sights in Mandalay and as such one of the most visit tourist sights. It is a huge and varied sight and you should take your time looking at the different areas of the pagodda.When you first walk into the complex you walk into the arcade area with stalls on either side selling all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's very interesting place for the people who believing buddha.You can see interesting history and ancient images

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can donate as golds and can go early morning to see the washing this buddha image's face. You should save this face water for your life to become safe and peace.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is hugely significant for the local population as it houses one of the three most important Buddhist sites in the nation. The elegant pagoda houses a Buddha image that was stolen from elsewhere and relocated here more than 100 years ago. It is now regularly daubed with gold leaf as is the local custom of worship in such... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only the place him self but all arround is wonderfull...if I had time, would go again just for sit and look to the peoples..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely sight well worth visiting. When you go it is well worth buying some gold leaf as a donation - sellers located in booths as you go in to main prayer area. Then you - male only - can go up to the Buddha and place the gold leaf on the figure. Stay kneeled while you do... More 

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