Mei La Mu Pagoda, Yangon

Monday, September 19th, 2011


Mei La Mu Pagoda, located near Yangon International Airport, was built for merit by a lady born out of a la-mu fruit (mangrove plant) and raised by a hermit. She bore a son by th the Celestials, who grew up to become King Okkalapa, the original donor of Shwedagon pagoda. Large plaster figures within the compound depict her story and include scenes of the various incarnations of the Lord Buddha. Children consider it a fairyland of mythical and strange beings come to life, including a concrete, walk through crocodile.

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