Tagaung Mingala Zeditaw

Buddhist Stupa in Pathein

This pagoda is centred on a graceful stupa that sweeps inward from a wide, whitewashed base to a gleaming silver superstructure. There's also a new giant reclining-buddha image in the compound. It's about 2 miles south of the city centre.

Look for the small squirrel sculpture extending from the western side of the upper stupa, representing a previous life of the Buddha as a squirrel.