Ruling Years : A.D (1113 - 1160)
King Alaung Sithu was the grandson of King Kyanzittha.
He was the son of Prince Sawyun and Princess Shwe Ein Si. King Alaung
Sithu had a sister called Saw Min Hla.
Prince Alaung Sithu became the King of Bagan at the
age of 23 and his reign lasted for 47 years. King Alaung Sithu had five
queens. They are Yadanarbon, Tri Lawka Sandar, Raza Kumaryi, Taung Pyin
The and Khin Oo.
Queen Yadanarbon was popular among the community in
the palace. She had two sons, Min Shin Saw and Narathu. Queen Tri Lawka
Sandar had a son called Htauk Hlay Kar. Queen Raza Kumaryi had no
children. Queen Taung Pyin The has two daughters, Taung Phar and Shwe
Kyuu. Queen Khin Oo is the younger sister of Queen Taung Pyin The. She
had two children, Chit Oo and Kyaung Daw The Narathu became the crown
prince. His brother Min Shin Saw was not in good relationship with his
father and was sent to rule the City of Thayet. During King Alaung
Sithu's reign, he donated the Shwegugyi Pagoda. The pagoda was
constructed in A.D 1131. It took seven months to complete the
construction. Thabyinnyu Pagoda was also constructed by King Alaung
Sithu in A.D 1144. The height of the pagoda is about 200 feet and is
known as the highest pagoda in Bagan.
King Alaung Sithu went on voyages with his royal
barge. He traveled around to get to know more about the people and to
discover the different lifestyles. King Alaung Sithu died at A.D 1160,
while he was building the Dhammayangyi Pagoda. He was not able to