Mandalay

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    Mahamuni is the most famous of all the religious places in Mandalay. It is not a pagoda but an image of the Lord Buddha, believed to have been cast in the Lord’s lifetime in the very presence of the Lord according to the tradition. Over the years pilgrims have covered it with gold leaf, so that some parts of the body are now barely recognizable.

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    The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is one of the famous monuments in the world. It is also known as the world’s largest unfinished pagoda. It lies in 10 kilometers northwest of Mandalay in Sagaing Region in central Myanmar. It was one of the big fours built by King Bodawpaya around the place.

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    Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar. Established in 1857 in the upper part of the country, located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River. Mandalay is where the Royal Palace of the Konbaung Dynasty is located, which was the last monarchy and independent kingdom of Burma.

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    Amarapura is a city in Mandalay Division in Central Myanmar. It was the capital of Burma in the early 19th century and is the home of a famous bridge. Amarapura is situated 11 km to the south of Mandalay. The locals sometimes refer to it as Taungmyo (Southern City) to distinguish it from Mandalay (Northern City).