Photo: The highly revered Buddha image.

Mahamuni Paya

Our rating:

By

Get a quote for travel insurance today.

If there was a league table of Burmese temples, then Mahamuni would have a firm hold on the number two spot, after Yangon’s Shwedagon. While it’s the overall site and giant golden chedi that are Shwedagon’s claim to fame, at the more modest Mahamuni Paya it's the central Buddha image that creates the prestige. Even for those very familiar with Southeast Asian Buddhist temples, the care, attention and awe bestowed upon this 3.5 metre-tall seated Buddha is astonishing.

Travel better, travel smarter

Save money, receive our latest updates and get the most out of your travels.

   

You’ll have seen plenty of pagodas throughout the region claiming to contain a Buddha hair, bone or fingernail but Mahamuni—translated as "sacred living image—is considered by the faithful to contain part of Buddha’s actual soul. The image is thought to be 2,000 years old and was brought to Mandalay by a Burmese king after sacking the Rakhine capital ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)


Get the full story.
Create an account.

Join Travelfish

Log in

Becoming a Travelfish subscriber costs A$35 for a year. Benefits include:
1) Full access to the site
2) 250+ PDF guides
3) Discount coupons
4) 50% off our travel planning service
5) And of course, our gratitude and a warm fuzzy feeling for helping us stay in business!


Popular hotels in Mandalay on Agoda


Popular attractions in Mandalay

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Mandalay.



Best places to stay in Mandalay

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Mandalay.


What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Mandalay.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda or Booking
 Read up on where to eat on Mandalay.
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Mandalay.
 Read up on how to get to Mandalay.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Mandalay? Please read this.
 Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. Try with a 7–day free trial.


See below for more sights and activities in Mandalay that are listed on Travelfish.org.


Top of page


Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Mandalay? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Burma_myanmar.


Top of page