The Ruby Pagoda

It lies on the highest of the 37 hilltops of Sagaing Hills.It was recorded as having been built by King Thiri Dhamma Thawka in Sasana Sakarit 218 and renovated by Thiri Thaddhama Thenapati in Sakarit 776. It was also recorded as having been built by a little known peasant woman who picked up a highly valuable ruby on the farm. It was also recorded to have been built by infamous thief Nga Tet Pya in Sakarit 762. Some historians say that it was built by King Thiri Dhamma Thawka and succes¬sively renovated by the others.


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