Mandalay Mahamuni Pagoda, Home to the Largest Buddha Statue
Mandalay Mahamuni Pagoda, Home to the Largest Buddha Statue
Every day thousands of devotees dressed in their finest clothes come to Mahamuni Pagoda, the main temple in the city of Mandalay
9 Sep 2019

Every day thousands of devotees dressed in their finest clothes come to Mahamuni Pagoda, the main temple in the city of Mandalay. Here they honor the 6.5-tonne seated Buddha Mahamuni, and the world's largest, located in the center of the complex.

The largest sitting Buddha statue weighs 6.5 tons.
The largest sitting Buddha statue weighs 6.5 tons.

It is interesting to watch the women pray in the middle of the pavilion in their colorful costumes, while the men approach the statue to install the famous gold leaf.

Mahamuni Mandalay Pagoda looks shimmering
Mahamuni Mandalay Pagoda looks shimmering

Legend has it that this statue is one of only five made during Siddhartha Gautama's earthly life, two of which are in heaven and the other two are in India.

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