Tamote Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda

Tamote Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda, Kyaukse

Tamote Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings • Mysterious Sites • Religious Sites
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Yves Piquet
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Ancient Myanmar
May 2019 • Business
Visiting the place is like time travelling with the 3 superposed pagodas the oldest one dated 11th century and the most recent 14th . Very interesting place for the amateur of old history.
Written 28 May 2019
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Aungkyawmin A
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Very awesome place
Sep 2017 • Friends
If you arrive "Kyaukse City" in Mandalay Division, you must be vist to "Tamote Shwe Gu Kyi" pagoda. You can see very antique traditional architecture and Buddha image at there.
Written 13 September 2017
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Janettlori
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Great Service & excellent food!!
Jun 2016 • Couples
Located in crown casino complex. The restaurant is 1st class. We went 4 courses set menu and with pairing wine. The staff were fantastic and the food is great. Will go back again.
Written 27 June 2016
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kosoesoemdy
Mandalay, Myanmar3,454 contributions
Ta Moke Shwe Gu Gyi Cave Temple Pagoda
Jan 2016
Even Kyaukse is 120 miles far away from Bagan , it has very amazing temple , Ta Moke Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda that is originally built by King Anawrahta from Bagan Dynasty. King Anawrahta's 11th Century stupa is only single storey. Later , Great Grand son of King Anawrahta , King Narapatisithu made it with double storey cave temple decorated Jataka stories on the upper terrace. It's 6 miles far from Kyaukse on the motor way to TaDaOo township & it's easily accessible by car or motorbike. In 1322 , King UZaNar built Sigon style stupa over two storey cave temple. In 1993 , Venerable Ashin Sandawbarsa from Mahagandayon Monastery resided on this place & started excavation in 1994. You can see present situation & Bagan-aged Temple since 2009. You can study very fine stucco work in relief of 11th , 12th Century , Antagu Buddha Statue , Votive tablets & recorded photos , VCDs that are displayed in small museum. On the way to Ta Moke Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda , there has one of famous pagoda , Shin Pin Set Thwar Pagoda that is over 700 years old. If you are Mandalay & you have time to explore Kyaukse area , Ta Moke Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda is must to visit in Kyaukse. Day return trip to Kyaukse makes you very pleasure and happy time for your holidays in Myanmar.
Enjoy your stay at Myanmar!
Written 19 January 2016
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Wanna M
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar420 contributions
Hidden History of Value - Tamote Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda
Sep 2015 • Friends
Fortunately for history buff like me, this pagoda is the perfect place - a must go and see

Who will expect to see one thousand years old pagoda untouched, unspoiled?

For centuries, Kyaukse township’s Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda lay hidden beneath a layer of rubble. Now, just a few years after its discovery and excavation, it is in line for belated recognition, with the Ministry of Culture proposing its listing as an ancient heritage site.

Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda was built during the reign of King Anawrahta of Bagan (1044-1077). It was one of nine pagodas outside the ancient city that denoted the extent of the Bagan empire. Despite its distance from Bagan, it displays the characteristic masonry and wall paintings of the period.

However, for many years its existence remained a mystery. The Bagan temple, and a second storey added by King Narapatisithu (1173-1210), were both were encased inside a huge stupa built by King Uzana of the Pinya dynasty (1324-1343). Over the years this became hidden underneath a hill, which in 1915 was topped by a new stupa.

In 1993 some traces of an ancient brick structure were detected at the foot of the hill, but permission to excavate was only granted in 2008 due to concerns that doing so would damage the encasing stupa.

“It is a treasure of valuable cultural relevance,”
Written 29 September 2015
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