Thant Kyi (Myanmar)

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Region
Asia Rivers

Local Time
16:08 23 Oct 2017

Coordinates
17.80056 N, 96.67484 E

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Tant Kyi Taung or Tantkyi hill is situated on the western side of Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) river that falls on Bagan's other side, in Pakokku District, Magway Division, Burma (Myanmar). Tantkyi Taung Pagoda was created by King Anawrahta during A.D 1059. It is a prominent Burmese Buddhist pagoda close to the historic Bagan city, believed to treasure up 4 tooth relics of Gautama Buddha.

Built on Tant Kyi Hill, Tantkyitaung Pagoda is 90 ft (27 m) high with a base of 60 ft (18 m). It has an image of Buddha, statue of Ananda and that of forest guardian. A look down from the  Tantkyitaung Pagoda platform reveals a dragon's head protruding from the walling below. It is thought that the tail end of the likeness of dragon is around the Shwezigon Pagoda site.

There are 32 elephant statues made in various directions at the base of Tantkyi Taung Pagoda. The base is an octagonal shaped platform and on it the pagoda resides.

Plenty of years passed by but the pagoda is still maintained. It takes about half a day to travel and see this place. There are ferries that carry visitors across Ayeyarwaddy river, every early morning.

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