Shwe Indein Pagoda
|Shwe Indein Pagoda|
|Location||Indein, Shan State|
|Geographic coordinates||20°27′20.50″N 96°50′11.17″E / 20.4556944°N 96.8364361°E|
|Completed||c. 12th-13th century|
The Shwe Indein Pagoda (Burmese: ရွှေအင်းတိန်စေတီ) is a group of Buddhist pagodas in the village of Indein, near Ywama and Inlay Lake in Shan State, Myanmar (formerly Burma).
The pagodas were commissioned during the reign of King Narapatisithu. However, tradition holds that they were built by King Ashoka (known in Burmese as Dhammasoka ဓမ္မသောက), and renewed by King Anawrahta. However, there is no archaeological evidence to support this theory.
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- ^ Scott 1882, p. 6.
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- Harvey, G. E. (1925). History of Burma: From the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824. London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.
- Scott, James George (1882). The Burman: His Life and Notions. London: Macmillan.