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Mingalazedi Pagoda Bagan


Mingalazedi Pagoda Bagan


  • The Mingalazedi Pagoda is the last big temple constructed in Bagan prior to the invasion of the Mongol armies under the leadership of Kublai Khan. The invasion ended the Bagan Empire. The Mingalazedi pagoda is about 40 meters high symmetrical building.

Culmination of Bagan architectural growth

  • Following the Mon influenced holy places of the early era and the 1st multi storey buildings of the middle era, the Mingalazedi Pagoda depicts the zenith of architectural talents of the Bagan constructors and the culmination of Bagan type architectural growth.
  • A big bell shaped stupa having horizontal rings having a common centre is placed on a platform on top of 3 rectangular declining terraces. A smaller stupa is at the 4 corners of each terrace. There are stairways at the center of all 4 sides which lead to the raised area on top of the 3rd terrace.