Athinkayar brick temple in Sagu becomes tourist attraction

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The Athinkayar brick temple in Sagu, Magway Region.

Among the monasteries with ancient artefacts in Sagu, Minbu District, Magway Region, such as Hmankin Yotesone Monastery, Thonehtet Yotesone Monastery, and Kan Oo Monastery, Athinkayar brick temple (or) Pha-hta-ma-tite Oat Kyaung is a prominent monastery.
Athinkayar brick temple (or) Pha-hta-ma-tite Oat Kyaung is located in the compound of the Thonehtet Yotesone Monastery and is hundreds-year-old building. The monastery is also known as Pitaka Monastery because Pha-hta-ma-kyaw Sayadaw resided there with Pitaka manuscripts.
According to the inscriptions, it was built on 22 January 1393 AD by the Duke of Athinkayar, brother-in-law of King Swa Saw Kae. This 77-feet long and 55-feet wide monastery has a unique design and craftsmanship of ancient masonry and is now attracting tourists from all over the world. — Zeya Htet (Minbu)/GNLM

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