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Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun

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See white, wave-like base of Hsinbyume Pagoda, dating back to 1816. Prince Bagyidaw dedicated the pagoda to his wife, whose name translates as "White Elephant Princess." As you admire the pagoda, inspect the seven concentric terraces, which symbolize seven mountain ranges around Mount Meru. The top of the pagoda represents the Mount Meru, the mythical center of the universe according to Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain mythology. Keep an eye out for the niches around the pagoda, which feature small statues of mythical creatures, such as serpents, ogres, and spirits. Climb to the top of the pagoda to enjoy sweeping views over the nearby river. Use our Mingun itinerary planner to visit Hsinbyume Pagoda on your trip to Mingun, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is different! This big white temple in Mingun looks like a giant meringue pavlova base, and is so white you need your sunglasses to enter (seriously !) Climb up to the top for wonderful views all...  more »
  • If go there by ferry, start from this place to avoid crowds. This temple is gorgeous white colored and it's really very beautiful to make your pics here. For better images wear some dark or red clothe...  more »
  • A beauty to my arrival my surprise, the white pagoda is very impressive. Pictures was doing wonderful. The brilliant high light. You beloved. Not to be missed
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