Shwe Indein Pagoda

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Shwe Indein Pagoda
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
LocationIndein, Shan State
Geographic coordinates20°27′20.50″N 96°50′11.17″E / 20.4556944°N 96.8364361°E / 20.4556944; 96.8364361
Completedc. 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).[1]

The pagodas were commissioned during the reign of King Narapatisithu.[2] However, tradition holds that they were built by King Ashoka (known in Burmese as Dhammasoka ဓမ္မသောက), and renewed by King Anawrahta.[3] However, there is no archaeological evidence to support this theory.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Zaw Winn 2008.
  2. ^ Harvey 1925, p. 57-58.
  3. ^ Scott 1882, p. 6.


  • Zaw Winn (6 October 2008). "Inle lake's mysterious hidden jungle stupas". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  • 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.