- Posted November 8, 2012 by
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Landscape of Myanmar
The Hsinbyume Pagoda (Burmese: ဆင်ဖြူမယ် စေတီ [sʰɪ̀ɴ pʰjù mɛ̀ zèdì]; also known as Myatheindan Pagoda (မြသိန်းတန် [mja̰ θéɪɴ dàɴ])) is a large pagoda on the northern side of Mingun in Sagaing Region, on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River.
The pagoda's design is a great departure from Burmese pagoda design norms. It is based on descriptions of the mythical Sulamani pagoda on Mount Meru, and the lower parts of the pagoda represent the mountain. Seven concentric terraces represent the seven mountain ranges going up to the Mount Meru according the Buddhist mythology.