Myanmar Tourist Destinations >> Mandalay Division >> Bagan >> Shwegugyi Temple


Shwedagon Pagoda - YangonBuilt by King Alaungsithu,the Shwegugyi has not much left to see but historically this dark little temple is famous for the last day of a great king who was a noted sea traveller.The king was also the donor of the temple.When he was seriously ill,his son quickly removed him from the golden palace to this temple.The dying king, on his death bed, miraculously regained consciousness. But it was too late that the son immediately came down from the palace and suffocated him with a pillow.


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