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Why Alodaw Pauk Pagoda is special ?
Alodaw Pauk Pagoda is one of the oldest shrines on Inle lake, built on stilts. The white stupa enshrines a gem-encrusted Shan-style Buddha. The pagoda houses four different looking Buddhas. One of the 84000 pagodas built by the king Thiri Dhamma Thawka. It was then known as Innphaya Pagoda. When King Anawrahta arrived, he only found the foot of the pagoda left, so he rebuilt. When King Alaungsithu later visited the place he made a vow on the jewelled bowl turned down and in the bowl came the relics of Buddha. So King Alaungsithu following to the legend rebuilt the pagoda enshrining the jewelled bowl, a stone obtained from the clouds, a stone obtained from the ivories, a pearl and all kinds of jewellery. four gold statues and seven silver statues. It was named Yadana Pagoda or Down-turned Bowl Pagoda. King Narapatisithu rebuilt it again enshrining eight gold statues, 15 silver statues and seven pyis of jewels. It was then named Alodaw Pauk Pagoda.
What to explore at Alodaw Pauk Pagoda?
According to legend, King Alaungsithu rebuilt the pagoda enshrining the jeweled bowl, a stone from the clouds, another stone obtained from the ivories, a pearl, all kind of jewelries, four gold statues and seven silver statues. Later on, King Narapatisithu rebuilt it again and added 15 silver statues and seven jewels. All of them are still intact today. The Alodaw Pauk Pagoda is also home to the gem-encrusted Shan-style Buddha stupa.
How to get to Alodaw Pauk Pagoda?
The Alodaw Pauk Pagoda is situated at Nampan village of Nyaung Shwe Tsp in southern Shan State. The best way to visit this place is by boat which can hire via your hotel or tourist agents.
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