Mingalazedi Pagoda

Mingalazedi Pagoda (Burmese: မင်္ဂလာစေတီ, pronounced [mɪ̀ɰ̃ɡəlà zèdì]; also spelt Mingalar Zedi Pagoda) is a Buddhist stupa located in Bagan, Burma. Construction started in 1274 during the reign of King Narathihapate.[1]: 183 The pagoda is one of few temples in Bagan with a full set of glazed terra cotta tiles depicting the Jataka. The pagoda was built in brick and contains several terraces leading to large pot-shaped stupa at its centre, topped by a bejewelled umbrella (hti). Mingalazedi Pagoda was built a few years before the First Burmese Empire (Pagan Kingdom) was pillaged by the Mongols.

Mingalazedi Pagoda
Mingalazedi Pagoda
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
LocationBagan, Mandalay Region
Mingalazedi Pagoda is located in Myanmar
Mingalazedi Pagoda
Shown within Myanmar
Geographic coordinates21°09′41″N 94°51′28″E / 21.161368°N 94.857729°E / 21.161368; 94.857729Coordinates: 21°09′41″N 94°51′28″E / 21.161368°N 94.857729°E / 21.161368; 94.857729
FounderKing Narathihapate
Completed1284; 737 years ago (1284)


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