Photos of the Hsinbyume Pagoda, Burma

The Hsinbyume or Myatheindan Pagoda is situated about 10 km northwest of Mandalay, on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River, near to Mingun in Myanmar.

Hsinbyume Pagoda, photo by Gerd Eichmann, via Wikipedia Commons

The structure of the white pagoda, which was built in 1816 , represents the Mount Meru, the sacred mountain and the centre of the universe in Buddhism. The pagoda was dedicated to the memory of King Bagyidaw’s first wife, Princess Hsinbyume, the ‘Elephant Princess’, who died while giving birth to their child.

Hsinbyume Pagoda, photo by Gerd Eichmann, via Wikipedia Commons

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