The central dome of the Maha Wizaya
A rather unique feature of the Maha Wizaya Pagoda is its main stupa in the center of the building. Unlike the stupa of most Burmese temples, this stupa is hollow and open to visitors.
Buddha relics shrine
Inside the main stupa is a rotunda, a round room with a dome on top. In the center of the room is a shrine for the Buddhist relics, that were a gift from the King of Nepal, the country where the Buddha was born more than 2500 years ago. Encircling the base of the shrine is a number of Buddha images.
Murals in the central dome
The domed ceiling over the relic shrine is painted in a light blue color and mainly contains depictions of various animals.