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Mahamuni Buddha Temple
Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay, March 2012
In the distance the Mahamuni Buddha image. Like in many religions, women and men are not treated equally in Buddhism. In this temple women are not allowed to come close to the Mahamuni Buddha.
The Mahamuni Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site, located southwest of Mandalay. The Mahamuni Buddha image (literal meaning: The Great Sage) is deified in this temple. It is highly venerated in Burma and central to many people's lives, as it is seen as an expression of representing the Buddha's life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahamuni_Buddha_Temple