Mahar Arnt Htoo Kan Thar Pagode - Mahar Arnt Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda

Mahara Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda, Pin Oo Lwin 2018

The building of this pagoda, not far from Pin Oo Lwin and the Pwe Kauk Waterfall, has its own story. The reason for the construction resulted from a kind of accident. Three, in Mandalay carved marble Buddha figures were transported to their intended destination in China. On this trip, one of the Buddha statues fell off the truck and could not be recharged because of its weight. After many attempts, the statue was left behind and only the other two continued on their way. A local Buddhist monk decided to take care of the figure. He sat on the statue for seven days preaching to the locals and reciting the teachings of the Buddha. After 7 days, the figure was apparently lifted slightly and could be brought to its current location. The locals built a pagoda as an offering to Buddha.

The temple is relatively new and immaculate. Unfortunately, today it houses another Buddha statue with a Las Vegas-style LED display behind his head. This diminishes the beauty of the interior a little. However, the columns and ceiling are gold plated and beautifully decorated so that the screen can be forgotten.


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