Koe-thaung Temple

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Koe-Thaung
ကိုးသောင်းဘုရား
KoeThaung.jpg
The Koe-Thaung Temple
Koe-thaung Temple is located in Myanmar
Koe-thaung Temple
Location within Burma
Basic information
Geographic coordinates20°35′53″N 93°12′39″E / 20.59815°N 93.21097°E / 20.59815; 93.21097Coordinates: 20°35′53″N 93°12′39″E / 20.59815°N 93.21097°E / 20.59815; 93.21097
AffiliationTheravada
CountryMyanmar
Architectural description
FounderDikkha of Mrauk-U
Completedc. 1554–1556
Closeup of the temple

Koe-Thaung (Burmese: ကိုးသောင်းဘုရား [kóðáʊɴ pʰəjá]) is the largest temple in Mrauk U, Myanmar. The name means "Temple of 90,000 Buddha Images". The temple was built between 1554 and 1556 by King Dikkha.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gutman 2001: 106–107

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gutman, Pamela (2001). Burma's Lost Kingdoms: Splendours of Arakan. Bangkok: Orchid Press. ISBN 974-8304-98-1.