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This pagoda also dates back to the Bagan Period and marks the place where the Thein or Sima, Ordination Hall of venerated monks used to be. It is about 48 feet in height. According to the inscriptions on the two bells donated by King Badon which can still be seen in this pagoda, the original donor who built this pagoda was King Narapatisithu.
Visitors should not miss seeing the four Chinthe mythical lion statues guarding the four corners of this pagoda. Unlike other Chinthe states usually made of brick and mortar, these four Chinthe figures were carved out of pure white, smooth Sigyin marble.
This Pagoda is unusual also in that it is en-closed, not by a single wall, but by three wall enclosed. The outer two walls are in ruins, but the inner-most stone wall is still well preserved.
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