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"Mandalay Hill (2)" Mandalay Hill Tip by hydronetta

Mandalay Hill, Mandalay: 22 reviews and 69 photos

 
 

Approximately half-way up the hill the Shweyattaw Temple houses a large golden standing statue of the Buddha commissioned by King Mindon; it is in a dramatic pose with his right hand pointing toward the Royal Palace and the city below. His faithful disciple, Ananda, prays attentively at his right side. The story is told that when Gautama Buddha visited the hill he stretched out his hand to the plain below and prophesied that a great city and religious center would be founded at its base.

Directions: Northeast of "downtown" and almost due North of the palce complex.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 9, 2007
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