Ratanabon Temple

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Ratanabon Temple
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Ratanabon Temple is located in Myanmar
Ratanabon Temple
Shown within Myanmar
Basic information
Location Mrauk U, Rakhine State
Geographic coordinates 20°35′56″N 93°11′37″E / 20.598833°N 93.193698°E / 20.598833; 93.193698Coordinates: 20°35′56″N 93°11′37″E / 20.598833°N 93.193698°E / 20.598833; 93.193698
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism
Country Myanmar
Architectural description
Founder Min Khamaung
Completed 1612; 405 years ago (1612)

Ratanabon Temple (Burmese: ရတနာပုံဘုရား [jɛ̀dənàbòʊɴ pʰəjá]; lit. "pile of jewels") is a solid stupa in Mrauk U, Rakhine State, Western Myanmar. The pagoda is located at the northwest corner of the Shite-thaung Temple.

According to local legends, it is said to have jewels and images enshrined in the central stupa but none have ever been found.

It was built in 1612 by King Min Khamaung and his wife.

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References[edit]

  • Pamela Gutman (2001) Burma's Lost Kingdoms: splendours of Arakan. Bangkok: Orchid Press