Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
What travellers are saying
- A wonderful place to visit. I think it’s the first wooden temple I’ve been in, although reading the history behind it, it’s a bit like Triggers broom.
Well worth a visit, photos don’t do it justice.Written 1 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Mahamuni pagoda or Mahamuni Buddha temple in Mandalay is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma.The temple houses the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. The pagoda was built in 1785 by King Bodawpaya of the Konbaung dynasty after the Mahamuni image was captured during the invasion of the Arakan Kingdom. The gold plated statue of Buddha is different from the usual Buddha's face one sees.Written 25 March 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A heritage site with 729 small pagodas surrounding a Big Pagoda. inscriptions on white marble placed in each pagoda. historically and spiritually important place with the worlds largest book.. see it to believe. worth a few pictures.Written 21 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- View from the top of the hill was very impressive. We were transported by truck to the top, crazy experience. Enjoyed sunset.Written 11 February 2023
- This site takes you back in times and feels like you're checking out some ruins. The size of it is amazing to see.
Some of the sites around this area have a lot of vendors, some who keep following you to buy things which can get awkward when you're trying to check out sites and take pictures. I learned as long as you don't make eye contact or speak to them they won't follow you around. My husband and I didn't want to be rude and said hello back which had them following us around this entire site.Written 18 August 2020
- Bagaya Monastery was built by King Bagyidaw in 1834. It was donated to Vermae venerable monk by King Bagyidaw. They dig about 9 feet in the ground and put sand as first layer and stone slab as second layer and then erected the teak pillars. So, it can stand the earthquake. It is one of the finest architecture style in Ava.Written 17 March 2020
- Visited the Royal Palace .in Feb 23. The Palace and grounds are built over a large area in Mandalay itself. Foreigners have to deposit their Passport to gain entrance. Also a hefty fee has to be paid. So much to see but hardly any visitors.
When King Mindon Min founded Mandalay in 1857 he ordered construction of a new Royal Palace called the Mya Nan San Kyaw. The old Royal Palace in the former capital Amarapura was dismantled, transported to Mandalay and rebuilt there.
The Mandalay Royal Palace is the last Palace built by Burmese Royals. On the large complex are dozens of buildings including audience halls, throne halls, a monastery, a watch tower, a court building, a tooth relic building and a library where the Buddhist scriptures were kept.Written 19 April 2023
- The Maha Myat Muni Pagoda - Mahamuni Buddha temple is very impressive. It is coated with gold leaf. The Idol of Buddha is also gold coated. Women are not allowed into the last cauldron before the idol.Written 31 January 2020
- This place is amazing but please be careful We saw a lot of dried blood and people who had cut their feet.
We got some great pictures here. it was amazing to see and respect and all the mini pagodas or pages within. Do not miss this in MandalayWritten 28 September 2020
- If you like very crowded places, this one is for you! It is a once in a lifetime experience. I'm glad we went, but won't go back. Foreigners have to pay a small entry fee.Written 20 February 2023
- By far, the most amazing experience while in Mandalay. I laughed and laughed at these marvelously, talented, puppeteers and their funny shows. I will definitely go back. It's a great way to end an evening after dinner or after site-seeing all day. Cool and very comfortable! Thank you so much for opening especially for us! So gracious!Written 15 August 2020
- One of the many wonders of Myanmar. This is stunning. We didnt get the bright blue sky but we loved it. BEWARE of the sharp stones. they can cut.
We got some amazing photos and absolutely loved it. Would go back in a heartbeatWritten 28 September 2020
- Shwe In Bin Monastery was one of the monasteries that escaped from the World War (2) destruction. It was built in 1895. A Chinese merchant, U Set Shwin, donated it. It is a typical monastery which has Myanmar architectural features. Four major rooms can be seen in this monastery. They are Zeytawun saung (the room for keeping Buddha image), Sa-Nu saung (the sleeping chamber of monks), Saung-Ma-Gyi (Prayer Hall) and Baw-Ga saung (the store room).Written 16 March 2020
- This site is quite large and there is a nice courtyard.
At the heart of the complex there is a huge Buddha which is said being carved from a single block of marble.Written 23 November 2018
- This all jade pagoda is also known as Kyauksein Pagoda and Werawsana Jade Pagoda. This is a modern day pagoda, constructed over the 2012 to 2015 period. It was built from over 11,000 tons of stone.Written 4 May 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Mandalay
- The best day trips from Mandalay according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Amarapura,Sagaing,Mingun,Ava or Innwa
- Mandalay Fullday Sightseeing
- Private Tour for Amarapura, Mingun, Sagaing and Inwa (AVA)
- Amarapura,Sagaing,Innwa Sightseeing Tour
- Amarapura,Mingun,Sagaing,Innwa Sightseeing Tour
- The most popular things to do in Mandalay with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Mandalay Private Taxi
- Mandalay By Car - Mr. Kyaw Kyaw
- Mandalay Private Car with Driver
- Mandalay Taxi Cab Service
- Naing Htoo Private Taxi Service Mandalay
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