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 trip planner to arrange your visit to Hsinbyume Pagoda and other attractions in Mingun.
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  • He sent it to build the Babgydaw King in 1816 in memory of his wife, the Princess Hsinbyume, who died giving birth. It is made in a completely different style to the rest of the country pagodas. It has various terraces i wavy walls.
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  • Mingun has now not soo much to offer, but this snow white pagoda is magical. From above, you have beautiful views of the ruins.
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  • We came from Mandalay by the road and coming upon this temple is a wonder. It is so white against the blue sky, it's almost unreal. It's worth going as high as possible for the view on the surrounding...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and strange design pagoda with ancient and historic. Attractive for tourist and local travelers.
  • Beautiful white temple very peaceful place you can enter and go up .. I you are lucky you will find boy and girls monk.
  • Beautiful structure made entirely of white bricks. Once inside, there’s a further climb of steep steps which takes you on top and give a good view of Min Kun. From there you can also see the Stupa and loads of greenery.
  • Must see place near Mandalay go by boat from the river side in Mandalay.
  • Pretty white curves that looks like cream around a cake.

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Mingun itself has no accommodations, although the city of Mandalay lies just an hour's boat ride to the south along the Ayeyarwady River. A very popular excursion for visitors to Mandalay, boats run from the jetty each morning bound for Mingun. Mandalay's accommodations are a varied bunch, with some particularly upmarket and refined options seated alongside altogether more backpacker-friendly fare, such as hostels and simple guesthouses.
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