The Mahamuni Temple in Mandalay, Myanmar is an important place of pilgrimage. The temple owes its name to the statue of Buddha it houses. The statue is made of bronze, is 4 meters high and weighs 6.5 tons. This statue would have been brought back by King Bodawpaya as a prize of war.
As is the case with many statues in Myanmar, the statue is covered with gold leaf by devotees.
During our visit there was a ceremony with many little girls present in their most beautiful dresses.

about the place, Mandalay:
Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Mandalay is Myanmar's second city after Yangon (Rangoon). Founded in 1857 by King Mindon, Mandalay became the capital of the Konbaung dynasty in place of Amarapura.
It was also the last royal capital of Burma before annexation by the British in 1885. However, it remained a leading commercial and cultural center during the British era.
The city was devastated during the conquest of Burma by Japan in World War II and it became part of the newly independent Union of Burma in 1948.

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Mandalay, Myanmar