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Staircase Great Pagoda, Maulmain

Staircase Great Pagoda, Maulmain

Photographer: Watts and Skeen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/15(11)

Item number: 4301511

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, the view looking down a staircase leading up to the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, the tallest and most conspicuous religious monument in Moulmein (Mawlamyaing). The pagoda stands on a ridge of hills running north-south in the east of the town and is one of five monasteries and shrines built there. It is a stupa or zedi 40 m tall, and stands on a platform reached via flights of stairs ascending the hillside. In the distance can be seen a view of the town, with the Salween (Thanlwin) River and small islands visible beyond.

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