Legyun Simee Pagoda

Legyun Simee Pagoda was built atop the mountain in Myeik. Taninthayi Division. by Sayadaw Ashin Zagaya. enshrining three Buddha relics accompanying gold. silver and bronze replicas. in a structure 18 cubits wide and 32 cubits high. in Sakarit 1093.

In 1123. the pagoda was rebuilt by Mayor Udain Kyaw appointed by King Naungdawgyi. son of Alaung Mintaya U Aung Zeya. It was consecrated by Vice-Mayor Khemaraza in 1130.

It was dubbed a Buddha ordination Hall in 1140 by U Zagara. In 1147. King Bodaw sent five Sanghas with a set of tipitakas who then preordained the hall on the mountain. That very year U Zaraga extended the pagoda and it was since known as Legyun Simee Pagoda. It is also known as the golden ordination hall pagoda.


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