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Monasteries around Mandalay

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Kuthodaw Paya. (Maha Lawka Marazein pagoda)

        This pagoda is commontly known as Kuthodaw( The great Royal Bounty) it was build in 1857 by the king Mindone on the model of shwezigon pagoda at Bagan. The distinctive feather  of this pagoda is the collection at 729 white marble slabs an which the Buddhist cannon (Tipitakas) has been inscribed as edited by the 5th Buddhists synod which King Mindone convened in 1871. The scared slab are housed in Cave- like brick building surround the central pagoda. This collection is unique in the Buddhist World and is high prized all oriental scholars.

 Hsinbyume Paya  ( Mingun ) around Mandalay


   Also known as  Myatheindan and build by Bagyidaw in 1816 three year before he succeed Bodawpaya as king , this  Pagoda  was constructed in memory of the senior wife the Hsinbyume Princess. It is build as a representation of the Sulamani Paya which according to the buddhist plan of the cosmos stands atop Mt Meru . The seven wavy terraces around stupa represent the seven mountain ranges around Mt Meru . This zedi was also badly damaged in the 1838 quake but the king Mindon had it restored in 1874 .



                    Golden Palace Monastery (or) Shwe Nan Taw Monastery

 Shwenandaw Kyaung   - is north- east of Mandalay city down town. Close to the east of theAtumash monastery is the Shwenandaw Monastery. It was built the king Hsipaw.


Maha Gandhayon kyaung (Amarapura )


Lady Monk ( Nun )


Sagaing  Hill  - ( Buddhism,  religious  Region )


 Sagaing Region

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