Mandalay

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Settawya Paya

Guardians of the entrance for almost 200 years. 

Built by King Bodawapaya in 1811 it houses a marble footprint of the Buddha in it's hollow relic chamber

Ploughing along the riverside. 

 You are welcome to visit the home for the aged behind these walls.

Beyond the village is the pretty white Hsinbyume Pagoda.  Built in 1816 by Bogyidaw in honour of his favourite wife, for whom it is named.  The seven terraces with wavy walls lead to the central stupa.   The steep stairway leads to a  single Buddha image.   Hsinbyume  suffered substantial damage in the earthquake of 1838.  King Mindon had it rebuilt in 1874.

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