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Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun
(4.7/5 based on 110+ 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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  • Very cool pagoda with many repeating shapes and angles. Also being white makes is pretty different from all the others. 
  • Unusual even extraordinary pagoda, lovely views from the top, we enjoyed seeing this, worth the climb up especially passing the sleeping dogs in niches 
  • We visited this pagoda after seeing the Mingun bell . It's slightly different to most pagodas in that it's whitewashed and on a clear day with blue skies gives lovely pictures It's made in the image o...  more »