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Tantkyi Taung Pagoda

Type of monument : Type II Temple
Location : Western bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River
Region : Tantkyi Hill
Built by : King Anawrahta
Date : A.D 1059
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Tantkyi Taung or the Tantkyi hill is located on the western side of Ayeyarwaddy river which falls on the other side of Bagan. Tantkyi Taung Pagoda was built during A.D 1059 by King Anawrahta.

King Vizaraba from Sri Lanka donated one of Buddha's tooth relic and King Anawrahta duplicated with another one and embedded in the sacred place inside this pagoda.

STAIRWAYS TO TANTKYI TAUNG PAGODA
 

There are 32 statues of elephants made in ratio to different directions at the base of the pagoda. It is an octagonal shaped designed platform on which the pagoda resides.

VIEWS OF TANTKYI TAUNG PAGODA
 

Many years passed by but still the pagoda is maintained by time to time. It takes about half a day to travel and visit this place. There are ferries carrying visitors across the Ayeyarwaddy river, every early morning.

VIEWS FROM THE PAGODA

 

 
   

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