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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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  • Build by the king for his consort who never became his wife, this is a beautiful building. Build in Hindu Buddhist beliefs - there are 7 layers with mount Meru in the middle. Very different and white ...  more »
  • Also known as Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, this is a lovely white pagoda with some stairs but nothing too unmanageable for most people. Good views from the top, but the part I liked was the terraces that rep...  more »
  • Sailed as close as was possible, and strolled a while. Passed the first one of the world's largest bronze bells, which should have been in the unfinished pagoda. Went on to the large, white and very beautiful pagoda, as there was an opportunity to get up on. Nice area, which, however, fell slightly in value due to many pushy salespeople.
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