Thardawya Pagoda

It was built by King Duttabaung and Queen Saw Myawady. the king having ruled for seventy years from 101 to 171 in Threkhittaya. It is in Kyunlon U-shaung Ward Mandalay. about a furlong from the two lions at the west entrance of Maha Myat Muni Phaya. It has four pagodas of Ninsinnao Mudra. four caves and four entrances. with a height of 10 cubits (about 15 feet). Legend has it that King Duttabaung banished Queen Saw Myawady due to his anger. When the queen got to the venue of the pagoda. she gave birth to a son. Hearing it. the king went out with full entourage. The king and the queen then enshrined her nine-stone ear studs and jewellery to build this pagoda to mark the site of the birth of their son.


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