About Tantkyitaung Pagoda

Tantkyitaung Pagoda is located across the Irrawaddy River in Pakokku District is a prominent Burmese Buddhist pagoda near the historic city of Bagan, believed to enshrine four tooth relics of Gautama Buddha.

The 90-foot tall Tantkyitaung Pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in the year 397 on Tantkyi Hill.

Its nine tiers resembling an umbrella contain a silver vane and the diamond bud and has an image of the Buddha, a statue of Ananda and that of the forest guardian.

A look down from the pagoda platform reveals the head of a dragon protruding from the wall down below. It is said that the tail end of this likeness of the dragon curls around the side of the Shwezigon Pagoda.