Pahto


Pahto
   A building, usually constructed of brick or stone, used for Buddhist devotions or meditation. In English, pahto are often referred to as "temples." In contrast to pagodas, which are usually solid and contain holy relics, pahto have an interior chamber or chambers that devotees can enter from the outside. They are often built to resemble caves. The most important pahto are found at the old royal capital of Pagan (Bagan).
   See also Architecture, Religious.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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