Pagan, Burma

Mingalazedi, or "Blessing Stupa," is the last major monument to be built in Pagan, and the only one whose upper storey is currently (2004) accessible to visitors. Located just east of the river and south of Old Pagan, it is a popular spot for watching the sunset, as the people on its terraces are doing in this photograph, and provides a spectacular view of temples and shrines to the east.

The temple's name is spelled "Mingala zeidi" in Strachan.