Le-myet-hna Temple

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Le Myet Hna Temple
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Le Myet Hna Temple - Mrauk U.jpg
Le Myet Hna Temple
Le-myet-hna Temple is located in Myanmar
Le-myet-hna Temple
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Basic information
LocationMrauk U, Rakhine State
Geographic coordinates20°35′54″N 93°11′27″E / 20.598460°N 93.190832°E / 20.598460; 93.190832Coordinates: 20°35′54″N 93°11′27″E / 20.598460°N 93.190832°E / 20.598460; 93.190832
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
Architectural description
FounderKing Min Saw Mon
CompletedAD 1430

Le-myet-hna (Burmese: လေးမျက်နှာဘုရား, Burmese pronunciation: [lé mjeʔn̥à pʰəjá]; lit. "four-sided temple") is a temple in Mrauk U located at the northwest corner of the Shite-thaung Temple. It has four entrances, one to each cardinal point and eight seated Buddhas round a central column. It was built by King Min Saw Mon in AD 1430. Temple was entirely constructed with black sand stones.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gutman 2001: 86


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