BU PAGODA - MYANMAR
The name Bupaya comes from its bulbous resemblance to the bu or gourd, while paya means pagoda. The Bupaya is a small stupa setting on a polygonal platform made up of a series of crenulated semi-circular terraces overlooking the river; it has long served as a conspicuous landmark for river travelers. It was built in the 11th century but an earthquake destroyed it in 1975. Fortunately, it was rebuilt exactly the same. It is a different shape to Shwedagon. It is a bulbous shape, shaped like a bulb.