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  Tantkyitaung Zedi

 

Myanmar

 

Tantkyitaung Zedi, built on Tantkyi Hill, a mountain (taung) on the west bank of the Irrawaddy River, has a 27 meters pagoda, with a base of 18 meters and topped with a nine tiered chattra, i.e. a royal umbrella.

 

Besides the pagoda, its platform offers a panoramic view of the surrounding area and also features a statue of the White Elephant bearing the relics.

 

  Tantkyitaung Zedi

 

  Tantkyitaung Zedi

 

Below the platform of the pagoda, in a basin filled with water, is the head of a naga (fig.). This temple  is one of the four (fig.) entwined in the Shwe Daw Lay Su legend of King Anawrahta (fig.).

See TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), as well as THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS and BEYOND.

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