Pagodas in Burma
Pagodas in Burma (or Myanmar) are tiered structures for Buddhist religious purposes; the Burmese word is ဘုရား (MLCTS bhu.ra:; pronounced [pʰəjá]). Theravada Buddhism is the religion of the majority of Burma's population (89%). In all parts of the country where the Burmese people live there are pagodas and Buddhist monasteries. The graceful tapering shape of a pagoda painted white or gilded to a shining gold, is a basic part of any Burmese landscape. Burma is often called the "Land of Pagodas". Following are some lists of pagodas.
- Yangon (formerly Rangoon)
Mandalay is a cultural and religious center of Buddhism, having many monasteries and more than 700 pagodas.
- Bagan (formerly Pagan). UNESCO has long tried unsuccessfully to designate Bagan as a World Heritage Site due to many ancient pagodas.
- Nyaung U and Wetkyi-in
- Around Bagan
- Mrauk U