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MANDALAY

Atumashi Monastery

Atumashi Monastery Constructed in 1857 By King Mindon. It is A Great pride of Myanmar people for over two hundred years. Initially, The Atumashi was a Palatial wooden Structure Plastered by a Thick Exterior layer of Mortar and built on a high background Reached by a formal Ceremonial Staircase. It Has a Huge About 30 ft (9 Mtr) Image of the Buddha made from his lacquered Silk Clothing which was placed in the Centre of the Monastery. The internal Structure kept a lot of Precious Treasure, in which the most prominent is a large Diamond Placed in the Forehead of the Buddha, and Much More. During the Invasion Upper Burma of the British in 1885, the Diamond and Other Treasures Were Stolen Before the Entire Atumashi Monastery was Burned Down And Its was Rebuilt In 1996

Mahamuni Pagoda

It was built by King Bodawpaya in 1784 to House the Mahamuni Buddha Image, which he brought from Rakhine State. Being the most revered Pagoda in Mandalay, The Mahamuni Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in Myanmar. 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 The Mahamuni, which Means the Great Image is Seated on a Very Prnate 1.80 Meters High Pedestal. The Image in The Bhumisparsha Mudra Posture is 3.80 Meters high and Weighs About 6½ tons. the Early Morning Ritual of Washing the Face of the Buddha’s image Draws a Daily Crowd of Devotees. The Mahamuni Pagoda is Located Between 82nd Street and 84th street. The best way to Get there is by Private Taxi or Rickshaw.

Shwenandaw Monastery

This monastery is famous for its beautiful wood-carvings. This wooden monastery is carved all over with motifs and mythical creatures. It was once entirely covered in thick gold, but only the interior gold remains due to the harshness of the tropical weather. Ones Upon A time this building was part of the Palace Complex and used as An Apartment by King Mindon and his Chief Queen, and it was in this building that he died. After Mindon's death, King Thibaw Min had the Building Dismantled and Reassembled on its Present Site in 1880 As A Monastery. It is also close to Atumashi Monastery. It is the Most Significant of Mandalay’s Historic Buildings Since this ‘Golden Palace Monastery’ Remains the sole Major Survivor of the former wooden Royal Palace Built by King Mindon in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.

Mandalay Palace

The Royal Mandalay Palace is located between 12th street and 26th street, in the heart of Mandalay city. Mandalay Palace was the first palace to Be built-in Mandalay, by King Mindon when he shifted his capital from Amarapura in 1861, to Fulfil an old Prophecy. The Site was Chosen with the Auspicious Omen and Astronomical Calculations The implementation and completion of construction took five years (from 1857 to 61). Most Parts of the Palace was destroyed in World War II. But the Palace walls, four City Gates, the Wooden Pavilions, Three Bridges, and The Surrounding Moat are Still Present as Evidence of the Majestic Palace City. A number of palace Buildings have been Reconstructed Within the Premises. The Glittering 1990s Reconstruction of  Mandalay's Royal Palace Complex is Impressive for its Scale with Over 40 timber Buildings Built to Resemble the 1850's Originals

Mandalay Hills

Mandalay Hill is a 240 Metre (790 ft) hill that is located to the Northeast of the City Centre of Mandalay Along its Path are Several Monasteries and Temples. Mandalay Hill Has A Famous Image of Standing Lord Buddha at the top of the hill where Lord Buddha Made a Prophesy. It was built by King Mindon. Eight years after the king's Death, the Image Was Damaged by Fire, and a new image was restored. The image of standing Lord Buddha is 8.22m high. Like a Tower, The Mandalay Hill Offers a Panoramic View Over the Golden City of Mandalay. One can take a Sweeping View Towards the Yan Kin Hill, It will be a Memorable Experience for the Visitor of Mandalay to Enjoy the Sunset Beauty Over the Blinking, Winding Ayeyawaddy and the Blue Sagaing Hill, and the Min Wun Ranges.

Kuthodaw Pagoda

The Kuthodaw Pagoda Is Often called the world's largest book. It is a large Walled Complex Situated at the base of the Southeast Stairway to Mandalay Hill and Was Built by King Mindon at the Same time he Was Constructing the Royal Palace. At the center of the Temple is the 100 feet high Golden Maha Lawka Marazein Pagoda. which Surrounded By 729 white Pavilions, Each One Containing a Marble Slab With Pages of the 15 Books of the Tripadaya. Taken Together, They Contain the Entire Text of the Tipitaka and Thus Form “the world’s largest book.” The Work of Carving began In 1860 and lasted for 9 years. Each Slab is 1.5 m By 1.1 m wide and 12.7 – 15 cm thick.

Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Established By the British as A Retreat from Soaring Summer Temperatures The Small Town of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) Still Retains A Much Anglicised feel. Over 1000 Metres Above sea-level Pyin-Oo-Lwin is a Popular hill-station It's about 69 km Away from Mandalay and well-known for its colonial-style houses with large Compound and Pine Trees, Eucalyptus and Silver-oak Abound in Town. Delightfully Cool and Pleasant the Whole year Round, the 175 hectare National Kandawgyi Gardens, Pwe Kauk, and Ani-sakhan Waterfalls, Goteik Viaduct and Peik Chin Myaung Caves Etc. During British Rule, Pyin Oo Lwin Was Also an Important Educational Centre With The Government English High Schools Such As St. Albert's, St. Joseph's Convent, St. Mary's, St. Michael's, and Colgate all based Here. Maymyo was Renamed to Pyin Oo Lwin in 1989 When the Government Abandoned Colonial Titles to The Original Myanmar Names Before British Rule.

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