Thanlyin MyanmarMyanmar Thanlyin
Places of interest
Thanlyine is located at the junction of the Yangon and Bago rivers, more precisely on the southwest shore of Bago. There is a mountain called Utaringa Kon just South of Thanlyin, known in ancient times as Shin Mwe Nun Kon. On this crest is the Kyaik Khauk Pagoda.
Kyaik Kauk is located on a hill on the way to Kyauk Tan. It' an impressive gold stupa similar to the Shwe Dagon pit. Thanlyin, formerly known as Syriam, lies directly above the stream and is crossed by one of Myanmar's longest overpasses. Asoka, the great emperor of India, was a legendary city.
Asoka, who accepted Buddhism after hearing and understanding the Buddha's denomination of Buddhism, stopped the Third Buddhist Council. On his counsel, the Council, with the King's auspices and assistance of Asoka, sent sacred missionaries to nine towns and nine lands to disseminate the Dalma. In this place he lived and went to the Isles of Let-kha-ya and Siha and disseminated the Buddha's rudiment.
Utaringa Kon. was inhabited by a recluse called Khaw Laka after listening to Dhamma became a boikh. Later, Ashin Somaga and Binkkhu Kaw Laka went to Pataliputra in India and asked Emperor Asoka to give them some holy relic of Buddha for adoration. Returning to Siha Island, when they arrived at Pada Bridge, they abandoned two holy bristles that were kept in a constructed dock.
Later, these hair was reshrunk in a hair dryer known today as Kyaik DeiYa and the remaining six were anchored in a hair dryer on Utaringa Kon (now known as Hlaing Pok Kon). Utaringa Kon's pit was constructed by King Cula Thirimasoka of Thaton in the 241 Buddhist era.
This was a large building made of lateritestone. It was here that Ashin Bhikkhu Kaw Laka lived, so the Kaw Laka became known as the Kaw Laka Picod. Over the years this name became Khauk Pagode or Kyaik Khauk in Mon. The Ye Le Paya near Kyauk Tan is the midstream lateritreef.
The building was erected by Zeyasana, the 7th Pada Dynasty in the third cent. BC. It was only 11ft up. There are several pagodas, one of which is a cloister. The pilgrim and visitor are taken to the pilgrimage area.