|Type of monument
||: Type II Temple
||: Western bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River
||: Tantkyi Hill
||: King Anawrahta
||: A.D 1059
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
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