Shinbyu Shinhla Pagoda

Shinbyu Shinhla Pagoda was built by King Alaung Sithu of Bagan in 474. While on tour. the king was presented two Buddha statues by the king of celestials at Zabu Thabye Tree. One was Shinhla statue built with a chip of the platform sat on by Buddha and the other was Shinbyu statue built with the southern branch of a Zabu Thabye Tree. Hence the name Shinbyu Shinhla. It was ravaged by earthquakes many times. In 1275. it was renovated by Hermit U Khanti and Yegangyaung Sayadaw. with a base of five rounded ladders and 231 rooms. In 1324. Sayadaw Ashin Ananda Thiri Maha the missionary of Dipa Ayemya Chaung repaired it from its bare pile of bricks. It is one of the best among religious edifices of Sagaing Hills.


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