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The Hsinbyume Pagoda on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River is modeled on the physical description of the Buddhist mythological mountain, Mount Meru.

Seven concentric terraces represent the seven mountain ranges going up to the Mount Meru according to the Buddhist mythology.

Built in 1816, the pagoda was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1836 and was restored by King Mindon in 1874.

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