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Hgnet Pyit Taung Pagoda

Type of monument : Type II Temple
Location : North of Meemalaung Kyaung
Region : Nyaung U & Wetkyi-In
Built by : King Anawrahta
Date : 11th Century
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Hgnet Pyit Taung means "the hill of the cut down bird" or "the hill where the bird was shot". It refers to the legends of the king who killed the bird ogre is one of most important history of Bagan. There was also a saying that King Anawrattha who was much interested in Theravada Buddhism met Shin Arahan who came from Thaton and built him a monastery at this place. It is outside Nyaung U region and near the river port of Bagan. It is located on the road to Mt Popa. The rooms of the great monk were recently restored. There is a prayer hall with 24 columns of teak wood and with natural sculptures representing Shin Arahan. Hgnet Pyit Taung also has the same carrier like the caves, which receive the monks for the meditation and which are decorated paintings.

Nearby there is the famous Shin Arahan Oakkyaung.




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