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The Mandalay Hill (Burmese: ? ? ?? ????; MLCTS: manual. le: taung[mà?d?lé tà??]) is a 240 meter high hill situated to the north-east of Mandalay-center. It owes its name to the hill. Known for its wealth of palagodas and convents, Mandalay Hill has been an important place of worship for Burmese Buddhists for almost two hundred years.
On top of the hill is the Sutaungpyei (literally: wish pagoda). The panorama of Mandalay from the top of Mandalay Hill alone is worth trying to do so. Four roofed stairs, named Sauna Dan, lead up the hill from the southwest, east, west as well as up to the northern side, and comfortable brick seating lines these stairs all the way up.
Nowadays a one-way street is saving a lot of space and makes it available to those who are not able to go up the steps, which leads to an elevator and an elevator to the top of Mandalay Hill. s guards the south entrance to Mandalay Hill. There are two gigantic Chinese or Leogryphic (stylized lions ) at the south and the most important entrance at the bottom of the hill, commonly known as Mount Henakaung Akt (two Chinese ascents).
It' s a smooth ascent and there are many stations along the way, especially the fence or lobby of the recluse U Khanti, where the Peshawar relics (three Gautama Buddha bones ) were kept from 1923 until after the Second World War, when they were transferred to a house at the bottom of the hill and no longer exhibited.
Mountaineers will see many stands with blossoms, streamer, miniature flags and parasols for the Buddha and refreshments for the visitor and pilgrim. Further up near the top, a gigantic[need for clarification] picture of the Buddha, named the Shweyattaw (literally standing) or Byadeippay (predicting) Buddha with his right palm pointing to the town.
According to tradition, the Buddha once came to the place and predicted that in 2400 of the Buddhist era a great town would be constructed at the bottom of the hill where his teaching would thrive. A curious feature of the antique Bagan Empire is the Kyanzittha's Speer sign near the top of the hill.
Mandalay's legendary scene is completed by the last stop before the Sutaungpyeiagoda. On the southern patio of a small stupa is the picture of Sanda Muhki, the ogre who sacrificed her own boobs for lack of something she offers to the Buddha. The Buddha made the prophesy that Sanda Muhki would be born again as a great kingdom, who would construct a town at the base of the hill and become a great follower of Buddhism in 2400 of the Buddhist era (1857 AD), the year when Mindon founded Mandalay.
At each of the four edges of the patio you can see behind you a ogrer kings and their armies of miniatures of ogres that obey Buddha. Also there are pictures of different beings, one on each plane in front of a Buddha picture, like a hare, a cock or a robot that depicts the countless reincarnations of the Buddha during his Samsara series ( "birth, sufferings, deaths, and rebirths").
One time on the patio of the Sutaungpyei Pagoda, there is a panorama of the Mandalay Plains to the skyline, with the old ramparts and ditch, the Thudhamma Zayats (service areas), various Stupa like the Kuthodaw Pagoda and their 729 satelite Stupa, which each wrote a page with the biggest volume of the whole Pali Buddhist Canon in rock,
The Buddha Temples of Kyauktawgyi and Sandamuni Pagoda, the Irrawaddy in the western part and the Minwun Hills on the opposite shore, the Madaya and Mogok roads in the northerly part and the Shan Yoma mountain chain in the eastern part. Immediately after the Sutaungpyei Pagoda, the Mwegyi Hnaung (Two Big Snakes) Pagoda, there is a last stop on the northerly side.
There are the pictures of two great spectacles thought to haunt the hill to Pay homage to the Buddha, and above these pictures sit those of two naats who became them when they perished. Champac, with its scented incense blooms on twigs like spines, is growing on the hill, together with the purple blooms above the pinnate leaves of the flame trees.
Sunsets over the riverbank and west side of the hill, seen from Mandalay Hill, can be a marvellous evening event, and you can meet many visitors who enjoy it. When we were young" in Burmese. Mandalay: Kyipwa Yay Press. pp.