Young Monks In Mandalay Hill
Young monks in Sutaungpyei Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma.
This ornate temple is at the top of Mandalay Hill, which is 790 feet high. The terrace around the temple provides a panoramic view over Mandalay and the surrounding area.
Mandalay Hill is a 240 metre (790 ft) hill that is located to the northeast of the city centre of Mandalay in Burma. The city took its name from the hill. Mandalay Hill is known for its abundance of pagodas and monasteries, and has been a major pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists for nearly two centuries. At the top of the hill is the Sutaungpyei (literally wish-fulfilling) Pagoda. A panoramic view of Mandalay from the top of Mandalay Hill alone makes it worthwhile to attempt a climb up its stairways. There are four covered stairways called saungdan leading up the hill from the south, southeast, west and north, and convenient seats of masonry work line these stairways all the way up.
November 9th, 2011
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