Shittaung Pagoda

Shittaung Pagoda, which means ‘Temple of the 80,000 pagodas’ in Myanmar, was built by King Minbin, one of the most powerful kings of the Mrauk U dynasty in 1535. This pagoda which lies half a mile north of the palace city has an intriguing maze-like floor plan inside. The central pagoda measures 160 ft. in length and is 124 ft broad and rises to a height of 86 ft. On the north and south walls, there are circular turret-like pagodas at regular intervals. There is one big and 14 smaller ones on the north and an even bigger one accompanied by seventeen smaller ones on the south. Along the other two inner galleries there are hundreds of Buddha images of various sizes.

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