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  Hsinbyume Pagoda

 

Myanmar

The Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mingun. It is located at the northern edge of this riverside town and is easy recognized by its striking, yet unusual architecture. The peak represents the mythical Mt. Meru, while the seven terraces with its undulating rails, that lead up the stupa, represent the seven mountain ranges that surround Mt. Meru.

 

All the way along are niches, that are guarded by mythical figures, such as nats, ogres and nagas. The pagoda was built in 1816 on the order of King Bagyidaw, in memory of his wife.

 

  Hsinbyume Pagoda

 

  Hsinbyume Pagoda

 

There is a smaller replica of this temple built on the outskirts of Bago and which is known as Mucalinda Zeditaw (fig.).

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