Myathalun Pagoda

The Mya Tha Lun Pagoda (Burmese: မြသလွန်ဘုရား) is the landmark of Magway located on the river side of the Irrawaddy.

Myathalun Pagoda
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Myathalun Pagoda
Religion
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
Location
LocationMagway, Magway Region,
CountryMyanmar (Burma)
Myathalun Pagoda is located in Myanmar
Myathalun Pagoda
Shown within Myanmar
Geographic coordinates20°10′11″N 94°55′2″E / 20.16972°N 94.91722°E / 20.16972; 94.91722Coordinates: 20°10′11″N 94°55′2″E / 20.16972°N 94.91722°E / 20.16972; 94.91722

HistoryEdit

According to legend, the pagoda was initially built by a wealthy man called U Baw Gyaw and his wife. It was raised from its original height of 55.5 feet (16.9 m) to a height of 87 feet (26.5 m) by King Saw Lu (1077-1084) of Bagan.[1]The pagoda faced a huge earthquake in 1847 and it was rebuilt by the mayor of Magway, Min Din Min Hla Kyaw Gaung to the present height of approximately 104 feet (31.7m).[2]It is famous because The Bed of Buddha is placed inside it.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ User, Super. "Magwe Myathalun Pagoda". Myanmar Travel Information. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Pagodas". Beautiful Myanmar. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2017.