Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Hsinbyume Pagoda - Myanmar (Burma)

This beautiful all white structure on the banks of the Irrawaddy river just North of Mandalay.

 The pagoda that is also known as the Mya Theindan Pagoda.It is located in the Northern part of Mingun town near the massive Mingun Pagoda.

 The all white pagoda was built in 1816 by Prince Bagyidaw.

The structure was dedicated to his first wife, Princess Hsinbyume, which literally translates to White Elephant Princess, who died during child birth. During the large earthquake of 1838 the Hsinbyume Pagoda was severely damaged.

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