August 19, 2016

The 19-ton bronze bell to be installed at Dawei’s Shwetaungsar Pagoda

19 ton bronze bell. Photo: Nay Myo Htut (Ye)
19 ton bronze bell. Photo: Nay Myo Htut (Ye)

A NEW bronze bell weighing about 19 tons will be placed within the area of Shwetaungsar Pagoda, a famous historic pagoda of Dawei Township, Taninthayi Region.
The Maha Wizaya Bronze Bell has been established at a cost of K140 million (US$ 112,999) contributed by local well-wishers.
Organised by Taninthayi Region government, the opening ceremony of the installation of the bell is scheduled to be held within the first half of 2016 on a grand scale. On that day, a new e-library will be officially launched within the compound of the pagoda.
With the aim of promoting public observation of the Buddhist culture to both local and foreign researchers, students and other interested people, the regional government established the e-library, where numerous books on religion are being kept.
For more information about Shwetaungsar Pagoda and other significant religious buildings across Dawei, enthusiasts may visit


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