Famous Places

The Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahamuni Pagoda)

The Mahamuni Buddha Temple, also called the (Mahamuni Pagoda) is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site, located southwest of Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma).The Mahamuni Buddha images is deified in this temple, and originally came from Arakan. It is highly venerated in Burma and central to many people’s lives, as it is seen as an expression of representing the Buddha’s life.

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 554BC. King Sanda Thuriya requested that an image was cast of him. After casting the Great Image, the Buddha breathed upon it, and thereafter the image became the exact likeness of the Mahamuni.

Since 1988, there is a daily face washing ritual of the Maha Myat Muni Buddha image. The senior monk would wash the face with sandalwood paste and cleanse its teeth as well at 4:30 in the morning. The image has been applied with gold leaf over the years by devotees, that it is now 15cm think. The crown is decorated with diamonds, rubies and sapphires.


Jade Pagoda Mandalay

Jade Pagoda is the Site of the Jade Pagoda Mandalay Region, Upper Myanmar, Amarapura Township, Hsin Ywa, Myinhmu village Tract Site No.628 to the west of 361 mile pillar on the Yangon-Mandalay High way about 600 feet to the west, about 1,000 feet to the south of Sagaing.Myitnge motor road 4/7 mile pillar, a precinct on a hillock, measuring 133 feet 6 inches long and 133 feet 6 inches wide- a perfect square. The donor-craftsman and the expenditure. The donor of the site , as well as the manager of designing and covering of jade and sculpture is U Soe Naing (Aye Aye Khaing  , Gems Company).The total cost of construction up – to – date is over 40,000 lakhs and the value of jade stones used is at least over 100,000 lakhs.


Kutho Daw Pagoda (or) Maha Lawka Marazein Paya

The Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay comprises of a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing INS cribbed marble slabs and several pavilions. The pagoda is also called “the world’s largest book”, named after the 729 marbles slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.

In Burmese known as the Maha Lawka Marazein Paya, the Kuthodaw is located at the foot at Mandalay Hill. The large grounds offer good views upwards of Mandalay Hill with its many temples and pagodas.

The Kuthodaw Pya or “Royal merit pagoda” was built by King Mindon Min at the same time the nearby Royal Palace was built .Construction started shortly after the founding of Mandalay in 1857.The King built the Kuthodaw to leave a great work of merit for future generations. The Kuthodaw pagoda resembles the nearby Sandamuni pagoda that also features a large zedi and hundreds of inscribed marble slabs,which are contained in a smaller, more compact area.


U Bein Brdige

U Bein bridge is beautiful, quirky , teak wood bridge in south Mandalay. It is over 150 years old. Crossing Tayngthman lake, U Bein Bridge in Mandalay is 1.2 km long, built in 1800 by the Mayor U Bein.The wood sticks to build this bridge had been used for an old palace in the region. This palace was abandoned under the time of Mindon emperor. The huge wooden pillars were used up to build U Bein Bridge. The Bridge was built from 1000 big pillars and thousands of wooden pallets. U Bein bridge is popular with local sightseers and tourists.


Shwenandaw Monastery

Shwenandaw Monastery is located near the 14th Street, Mandalay. It is also close to Atumashi monastery.The Shwenandaw monastery is the most significant of Mandalay’s historic buildings, since this ‘Golden Palace Monastery’s’ remains the sole major survivor of the former wooden Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteeth century. The Shwenandaw is a wonderfully fragile yet grand example of 19th century Myanmar teak architecture and also a significant masterpiece of the world-carver’s art.


KyaukDawGyi Pagoda

The Kyauktawgyi Pagoda was built by King Mindon in 1853 on the model of the Ananda Temple at Pagan. It closely resembles the Ananda in exterior form but it falls short of the latter in construction and interior decoration. The pagoda was completed during 1878. The chief feature of the Kyauktawgyi Paya is huge seated Buddha figure sculpted from a single block of pale green marble from the Sagyin quarry twelve mile north of Mandalay. It was said that about 10 thousand men took about 2 weeks to transport the stone block from the Ayeyarwaddy River to the site where it is today.


Mandalay Hill

Mandalay hill is a 240 meters ( 790 ft ) hill that is located to the northeast of the city centre of Mandalay in Myanmar. The city took its name from the hill is known for its abundance of pagodas and monasteries and has been a major pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhist for nearly two centuries. At the top of the hill is the Sutaungpyei ( literally wish-fulfilling ) Pagoda. A one-way motor road today saves time and also makes it accessible for those who are unable to climb up the stairs leading to an escalator and a lift to the pagoda at the summit.


Kyite Htee Yoe Pagoda ( Golden Rock )

Kyite Htee Yoe Pagoda included East Yoma mountain range , uses more than 3,600 feet high, ancient mountain is located on the edge of the top of a mountain. The likeness of the head on the edge circumference of about 50 feet high. Kyik Htee Yoe Pagoda’ve 15 footage that it was existed on the stone. That  was existed on the stone many years ago.



The Golden Rock built by man, and just push them out with shock. A flat of bamboo underneath the corner stone pagoda built with rock-shock can be found.