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Hsinbyume Pagoda
Myanmar (Burma), Mingun, March 2012

The Hsinbyume Pagoda, also known as Myatheindan Pagoda, is a large pagoda on the northern side of Mingun in Sagaing Region, on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River. The pagoda is painted white and is modeled on the physical description of the Buddhist mythological mountain, Mount Meru.
The pagoda was built in 1816 by Bagyidaw. It is dedicated to the memory of his first consort and cousin, Princess Hsinbyume (Princess White Elephant, 1789–1812) who had died in childbirth in a site nearby. The pagoda was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1836 and was restored by King Mindon in 1874: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsinphyumae_Pagoda
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Jun 02 2012 08:30 GMT whiteMusk
terrific shot of this beautiful architecture...
Jun 02 2012 08:52 GMT wijnie58
WOW, Peter you have made a lots of fantastic picture about Burma...:-))
Jun 02 2012 09:39 GMT 25barb
Full view is a must. shows the details so much better.
Great and impressive architecture - this must have taken many years to finish this wonderful Pagoda. The white is gorgeous against the blue sky.
Extraordinary structure and photo.
Jun 02 2012 10:09 GMT junne PRO
sublime !!! and well framed
Jun 02 2012 10:26 GMT skyball
Remarkable building..very elaborate..great catch Peter!!!!!......
Jun 02 2012 11:48 GMT martini957
Impressive work and interesting history
Jun 02 2012 13:40 GMT linnywv PRO
Stunning photography Peter! I don't think I'd want that paint job on my hands!
Jun 02 2012 14:39 GMT bandsix
Amazing place Peter......
Jun 02 2012 17:13 GMT Lalbabu
An wonderful view!!!!!!
Jun 02 2012 23:05 GMT Studio88
Massive Pagoda - Brilliant Work ! Peter ;-)
Jun 03 2012 03:37 GMT MargNZ
Beautiful in white :)
Jun 03 2012 07:48 GMT senna3
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments.
Jun 05 2012 20:14 GMT elsje323
wonderful architecture
Jun 06 2012 05:12 GMT senna3
Thanks for the comment Ida.

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