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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  • Unique pagoda design makes this a must see, especially since it’s just down the road from the Mingun pagoda. Gleaming white, the pagoda has repeating sculpture elements circling the entire structure f...  more »
  • Known as the wedding cake for obvious reasons. The pagoda is very clean, probably due to the stark whiteness of the pagoda. Apart from the pagoda, there are a few shops selling clothes, knick-nacks, e...  more »
  • Genuine treasure among Mingun region pagodas - not only because of color but also the architectural projects. Climbing up shows you beautiful view both directions to south and east to the river.  more »

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