Dukkanthein

Dukkanthein lies about 100m north-west of Shittaung and was constructed by King Minphalaung in 1571. Dukkanthein is also known as Htukanthein or Htoekanthein and stands on a hill which is about 30 ft. in height. The pagoda is shaped like a bell. Like most of the ancient monuments in Mrauk U., Dukkanthein was built with sandstones and layers of bricks over the roof. The temple measures 190 ft. from north to south and 200 ft. from east to west. It has stone stairways that are 8 in. broad in the east and south. These stairways measure 106 ft and are built of massive stonewall on the north, east and south.

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