Mahamuni Buddha Temple, also known as Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay is a major pilgrimage site with a fascinating history. The Buddha image is huge and growing… say what? And its not due to eating too many burgers so let me explain!
Every day, people visit to pay their respects and make offerings of gold leaf which the apply to the huge Buddha image. Over the scores of years, the Buddha is increasingly getting larger as layer upon layer of gold leaf is applied.
There are some fascinating old photos of the Buddha through the decades which clearly show how much the image has increased in size.