)164 AMONG PAGODAS AND FAIR LADIES.
round in symmetrical lines, so as to form a huge square, are this enormous white company of 777 shrines ; each of these shrines encloses a verse inscribed upon a kind of tombstone from the Betaghats or Buddhist Bible. Not very far removed from these shrines, near the foot of the Mandalay Hills, is the Kyouck Saw Gee, or colossal
statue of Buddha. It is said to measure twenty-five feet in height, and weighs something enormous. It is enclosed in a rough brick structure, and cannot be said to have any particular beauty, though the rearing of so huge a mass must have been cleverly executed, considering the very primitive appliances that the Burmans then possessed.
By far the most beautiful structure next to the
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