Shwegugyi Temple

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Shwegugyi Temple

Shwegugyi Temple (Burmese: ရွှေဂူကြီးဘုရား, pronounced: [ʃwèɡùdʑí pʰəjá]; literally "Great Golden Cave") is a Buddhist temple built during the reign of King Alaungsithu in 1131.[1]:166 The temple itself is built on an expansive brick foundation 3 metres (13 ft) tall. The temple is known for its arched windows, and its history, which is inscribed in two stone slabs in Pali. According to its inscription, the temple was completed in seven months.


  1. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella, ed. The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1. 
  • Pictorial Guide to Pagan. Rangoon: Ministry of Culture. 1975 [1955].