Koe Thaung Temple, Mrauk-U

  • Location: In Mrauk U, Myanmar
  • Founded: Between 1554 and 1556
  • By: King Dikkha
  • Attractions: The largest temple in the region with 90,000 Buddha Images

Without doubt, Koe-Thaung is one of the highlights of Mrauk U, Myanmar andthe largesttemplein the region,owning 90,000 Buddha Images. The temple was built between 1554 and 1556 by King Dikkha.

The Koe-Thaung which is built of brick faced with sandstone, square in plan, measuring nearly 80 meters on each side. Like most other shrines at Mrauk U, Koe-Thaung and its central image have direction of the east. The outer structure includes five receding terraces decorated with originally more than one hundred small pagodas.

To worship the Buddha, the Buddhist followers walk around the central image here three times and keep the image to the right at all times. Therefore, this ritual circumambulation takes place around the passages and the main images at the heart of the upper platform in the pagoda.

Besides, they also found out various non-structural remains, including hundreds of stone and terracotta oil lamps for enlightening the Buddha images for personal devotion and in ceremonies. Among the numerous small bronze images, a beautiful standing Buddha from Sri Lanka is the clear evidence of connection between the Rakhine (Arakanese) and Sri Lankan Buddhist communities during the 16th century.

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