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Taung Kwe Pagoda, Loikaw
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Taung Kwae Pagoda, Loikaw

      The cluster lies in the south of Loikaw, Kayah State, atop Thirri Mingala Hill, that has nine peaks on nine broken hills. It was called Mingala Hill, Phawmye in Kayah, Taunggwe in Myanmar, and Loi Pha Phat in Shan.

      It is 387 feet high. There are pagodas on the nine hillocks named Pyilone Chantha, Shwe Yattaung, Shweyin-aye, Kyauk Thamban, Aung-dawmu, Sutaungpyi, lower Kyaikhtiyo, upper Kyaikhtiyo and Shwe-Pyi-Aye. Pyilone Chantha Pagoda was built in 1295 (1933) to be 36 feet high and 27 feet in girth. Shwe Yattaung Pagoda was built in 1257 (1895) to be 20 feet high and 15 feet in girth. Shwe Yin-aye Pagoda was built in 1275 (1913) to be seven feet high and five feet and six inches in girth. Kyauk Tbamban Pagoda was built in 1276 (1914) to be four feet and six inches high and three feet in girth. Aungdawmu Pagoda was built in 1291(1929) to be eleven feet and six inches high and ten feet nine inches in girth. Sutaungpyi Pagoda was built in 1291 (1929) to be eleven feet six inches high and nine feet six inches in girth. Lower Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda was built in 1295 (1933) to be five feet and ten inches high and five feet ten inches in girth. Upper Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda was built in 1296 (1934) to be five feet and six inches high and five feet in girth. Shwe Pyi-aye Pagoda was built in 1312 (1950) to be seven feet high and six feet and ten inches in girth.

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