Remains of shrine found near Mrauk U

The remains of an ancient shrine was found in a town not far from Mrauk U in western Myanmar.

Site discovered under Rampray pagoda. Source: Narinjara 20160201
Site discovered under Rampray pagoda. Source: Narinjara 20160201

Ancient shrine found in Mrauk U
Narinjara, 01 February 2016

A huge ancient building was recently found in Mrauk U, an archaeological site of western Burma (Myanmar), said an officer from the local archaeology department.

The building is identified as a shrine (Buddhist ordination hall) and it was found near Rampray pagoda of Kyay Pinlay village, which is six miles away from Mrauk U, informed the archaeology department of Mrauk U.

U Than Myint, a local history researcher revealed that the building is around 70 feet long which was found 10 feet beneath the ground. Many unique architectural elements including a stone well were also found in the site.

The Mrauk U archaeology department with the help of local villagers has initiated the excavation exercise for a week, but the process is expected to continue for nearly a month.

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