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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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TripAdvisor
  • This impressive white Pagoda complex must be breathtaking when there is a beautiful blue sky as a background. Instead we had a rainy day and it was hard to tell where the clouds ended and the pagoda (...  more »
  • 這裡是離mingun碼頭最遠的景點,到達這裡後基本可以折返。這個佛塔並不算高,感覺形狀反而是一圈圈地橫向發展。全白色的塔身亦非常顯眼。  more »
  • I liked this mainly for its unusual architecture and colour scheme. The wavelike terraces carry the eye upwards, and being pure white and recently renovated, it was lovely and clean. It is dramaticall...  more »
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  • Not closed anymore. Repainted halfway (although a pretty bad paint job) and opened again for the public. Blinding white! Nice to climb on top and enjoying the view.
  • Very cool pagoda with many repeating shapes and angles. Also being white makes is pretty different from all the others.
  • Probably the best attraction of Mingun. Take your time to stroll on the large terrace halfway up, and peek into the slits to observe the little Buddha inside them.
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  • အျမင့္တတ္ပါ စိတ္လႈပ္ရွားဖို႔ေကာင္းပါတယ္။
  • beautiful greenery in Mingun pagoda
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