Directly south of Mahabodhi Shwegu are these two adjacent hilltop stupas.
Ratana San Rwe Paya & Ratana Hman Kin Paya
Nearby Rakhine State attractions
1. Mahabodhi Shwegu
The highlight of this squat, little-visited temple is its passageway with bas-relief illustrations of the tribumi (Buddhist visions of heaven, earth and…
2. Laungbanpyauk Paya
This octagonal, slightly leaning zedi (stupa) was built by King Minkhaungraza in 1525. An unusual feature is its outer wall, adorned with Islamic-inspired…
3. Ratanabon Paya
This massive stupa (sometimes called Yadanapon) is ringed by 24 smaller stupas. It was apparently built by Queen Shin Htway in 1612. During WWII a bomb…
4. Andaw Thein
Andaw Thein takes the form of an eight-sided monument with a linear layout: rectangular prayer hall to the east, multispired sanctuary to the west…
5. Shittaung Paya
Shittaung means ‘Shrine of the 80,000 Images’, a reference to the number of holy images inside. King Minbin, the most powerful of Rakhine’s kings, built…
There are good views westward from this temple looking over Shwegudaung hill.
7. Shittaung Pillar
Sandstone obelisk with its sides inscribed in Sanskrit.
8. Pitaka Taik
This compact, highly ornate stone building is one of the seven Mrauk U libraries remaining from the original 48. Today protected by a blue-and-maroon…