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Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun

(4.8/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
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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  • Amazing place to visit. Worth to visit this place . I enjoy a lot . From 19 centuries pagoda. Much visit . Giri from chiang mai  more »
  • Visited the location as part of a tour group, not enough time to go inside though. This is an amazing pagoda, so white and so pretty. A beautiful memorial.  more »
  • Hsinbyume Pagoda must have just been colored in white again, because after my visit my feet were also white! Remember you have to take the shoes off! I had an early morning visit and there were no tou...  more »