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Shit Thaung Temple - Mrauk Oo

Shit Thaung Temple (Temples of 80000 pagodas) built in 1536 AD in Mrauk Oo, northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. The first terrace is 40 feet high and the walls are built with stone blocks. On the upper platform there are stone wall 9 feet think and 12 feet high on the west and south sides. Along the south and north walls there are brick pagodas. The main shrine is said to encase 84000 holy relics and are dedicated to the 84000 future Buddhas. And this temple became known as temple of 80000 pagodas.

The temple is the tunneled structure with the main cave hall surrounded by tunnels and also connected to a prayer hall.

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