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  Muchalinda Pagoda

 

Myanmar

The wavy design of the Muchalinda Pagoda in Bago, which is modeled after the larger Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mingun (fig.), symbolizes the snake-like form of the Naga King after whom this zedi is named.

 

The pagoda is topped by a gilded bell-shaped stupa and consists of seven terraced levels, each with a balcony and connected by four corridors with stairways, one on each side of the compass.

 

  Muchalinda Pagoda

 

  Muchalinda Pagoda

 

At the top level balcony is an image of the Buddha, seated in the lotus position and performing a bhumisparsa mudra.

1721'24.6"N 9630'23.3"E