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Fascinating Hsinbyume Pagoda  
   

Fascinating Hsinbyume Pagoda

The temple is based on Buddhist cosmology, representing the Sulamani Pagoda atop the fabled Mount Meru. The seven wavy terraces around the pagoda represent the seven mountain ranges around Mount Meru
71) The royal cities around Mandalay

October 12th 2005
There are several locations of interest around Mandalay which can easily be reached in a one-day trip and we of course wanted to see as many of them as possible. We visited four small cities of historical importance, of which three had been capitals of the Burmese kingdom in former centuries. Historical backgroundSagaing became the second Burmese capital around 1315 after the fall of Bagan. Its p ... read more
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Burmese Flag Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
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