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Kaunghmudaw Pagoda dating from the 17th century
Myanmar (Burma), Sagaing, March 2012
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaunghmudaw_Pagoda : The Kaunghmudaw Pagoda is a large pagoda in Sagaing, modeled after the Ruwanwelisaya pagoda of Sri Lanka. The Kaunghmudaw is known for its egg-shaped design, which stands out among more traditional-style, pyramid-shaped Burmese pagodas. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist destination in the Sagaing area.
Construction began in 1636 during the reign of King Thalun and was completed 12 years later on 12 May 1648 towards the end of Thalun's reign.