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Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • As stated before, this pagoda is different from all the gold and brown ones in the area. It's shape and color is unique and beautiful. It is a distance from Mandalay, but worth the trip to visit along...  more »
  • This is one of the prettiest pagoda. It has been repainted and the white colour stands out. It is situated across the Ayeryarwady River from Mandalay. Tourists can take a boat for 5,000 kyat from the ...  more »
  • Love to take very impressive photos with white stupa for your group! Mingun Myatheindan Pagoda is the best spot for everyone. It's also called Hsinbyume Pagoda & it's very different architectural styl...  more »
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  • A MUST VISIT!! The Hsinbyume Pagoda is located on the northern side of Mingun in Sagaing Region in Myanmar. This large pagoda is situated on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River and it is absolutely AMAZING!!
  • 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.
  • Well worth the visit
  • Happy to look this Pagoda.