Gawdaw Palin

 

Gawdawpalin is a large two-storied structure with a sikhara top. It resembles other large structures such as Thatbyinnyu, Sulamani, Htilominlo, etc. The temple is located in the southwest… Read More

Loka-hteik-pan

Built in the reign of Kyanzittha’s successor, Sithu I, “Loka-hteik-pan” (also known as Lawka Hteik Pan) means “adorning the top of the world”. This temple has a special exemplary status in Burmese Sacred art…Read more

Lokananda

This 11th-century stupa in the southwest of Bagan Myo Thit (New Bagan town) lies on the river bank, like Bu Hpaya. There is, however, no jetty, modern cement stairways led from the beach and the road to the shrine. The bell-shaped stupa stands on octagonal and two 16-sided terraces. Two inscriptions can be found in the shed, and these date to the 13th century…Read more

Dhammayazika

Dhammayazika is a pentagonal stupa which dates to the 12th century. The date of 1197-1198 for the temple is derived from a broken stone inscription, now in the hall on the east side. The stupa sits on successive terraces, which contain green glazed plaques depicting scenes from the Jataka tales…Read more

Dhammayangyi

Dhammayangyi can be considered the mammoth temple of Bagan with its huge walled enclosure occupying a large swath of land. The top of the temple was ruined during the 1975 earthquake, but it was never restored, adding to the charm of the structure…Read more

Sulamani

The Sulamani temple dates to 1183 based on a stone inscription found in the structure’s northern entrance hall. This two-storied temple resembles other enormous temples, such as Thatbyinnyu, Gawdawpalin, and Htilominlo,etc. The temple similarly sits within a walled enclosure or compound…Read more

Shwehsandaw

Dating to c. 11th century, the Shwehsandaw is associated with King Anawrahta of Bagan (1044-77). The shrine purportedly contains a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. The narrow bell-shaped stupa stands on a series of four terraces, which are white-washed. A number of unglazed plaques can be found…Read more

Thatbyinnyu

This is the tallest building in Bagan; the temple also differs from other structures in Bagan in another area: the main Buddha sits within the upper-story shrine. Thatbyinnyu is dated to the 12th century, and shares much in common with other massive temples, such as Sulamani, Gawdawpalin, and Htilominlo, etc…Read more

Ananda Hpaya

In Bagan, there is a popular saying which links three religious structures. In Bagan, the most beautiful temple is Ananda, the tallest is Thatbyinnyu, and the largest is Dhammayangyi. Ananda dates to the 11th and 12th centuries, and is believed to have been constructed during the reign of King Kyanzittha (1084-1113)…Read more

Bu Hpaya

Bu Hpaya is a stupa located on the river bank on the north part of Bagan old city wall. The structure’s location suggests that it could have been closely associated with a jetty on the river in ancient times. The shape and style of the stupa have led some to suggest that the structure could be dated to the 9th century or the Pyu period…Read more

Shwezigon

The Shwezigon is a stupa which dates to the 11th and 12th centuries. It is considered one of Burma’s most revered shrines. This stupa represents one of four Buddha’s tooth relic shrines associated with King Anawrahta (1044-77) of Bagan, a monarch credited with the establishment of orthodox Buddhism in Bagan…Read more

Htilominlo

This large two-storied temple was likely built during the late 12th or early 13th century. In terms of layout, it resembles the layouts of Gawdawpalin and Sulamani. The temple sits within a walled enclosure. Much of the beautiful stucco remains on the exterior of the structure. There are also two-colored glazed plaques…Read more

Lin Pya Gu Hpaya

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Shin Ma Hti

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List of Temples

Htitaw Kyauksa gu

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Thet Kya Muni Hpaya

Thet Kya Muni Hpaya

            The Thet Kya Muni Temple is a historical monument located on the east of Nyaung U Town. With records dating as far back to the late 13th century, it is believed to be built during the reign of King Narapatisithu (A.D 1173 -...

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Shwedagon Pagoda – Shin Ma Hti

Shwedagon Pagoda – Shin Ma Hti

    The Shwedagon Pagoda (also known as the 'Golden Pagoda' or 'Great Dragon Pagoda'), is one of the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. Located on Singuttara Hill, the structure alone dominates the Yangon skyline. Legend says that the Shwedagon Pagoda...

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Myebontha Hpaya Hla

Myebontha Hpaya Hla

    The temple, Mye-bon-tha-hpaya-hla, provides visitors with a view of the four massive events in the 'Life of the Buddha,' usually referred to as the Four Great Miracles. This is well depicted in the chamber of the temple: enclosed within 4 walls at its...

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Yadanar Zedi Hsin Pya Gu (Sin Myar Shin)

Yadanar Zedi Hsin Pya Gu (Sin Myar Shin)

Its original name is Yadana Zedi, and is one of the most famous pagodas of Sagaing. It was built by King Mohnyin of Inwa in AD 792, and enshrines five relics brought by two monks. After being repaired with figures of elephants at the base of the main wall and its...

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Abeyadana Hpaya

Abeyadana Hpaya

This is a Sinhalese-style stupa that dates back to the 11th century. It was said that the Bengali wife of Kyanzittha, named Abeyadana, built this shrine to wait for him there as he fled and hid from his predecessor King Sawlu. Click on the photo below to enlarge...

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Lin Pya Gu Hpaya

Lin Pya Gu Hpaya

Located in the east of Bagan, the ancient city of Myanmar's Mandalay region, lies two pagoda temples that were built side by side: Lin Pya Gu Hpaya and Thatthe Mokgu Hpaya temples. The Lin Pya Gu Hpaya temple is characterised by its slightly taller structure and red...

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Htilominlo

Htilominlo

This large two-storied temple was likely built during the late 12th or early 13th century. In terms of layout, it resembles the layouts of Gawdawpalin and Sulamani. The temple sits within a walled enclosure. Much of the beautiful stucco remains on the exterior of the...

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Shwezigon

Shwezigon

The Shwezigon is a stupa which dates to the 11th and 12th centuries. It is considered one of Burma’s most revered shrines. This stupa represents one of four Buddha’s tooth relic shrines associated with King Anawrahta (1044-77) of Bagan, a monarch credited with the...

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Bu Hpaya

Bu Hpaya

Bu Hpaya is a stupa located on the river bank on the north part of Bagan old city wall. The structure’s location suggests that it could have been closely associated with a jetty on the river in ancient times. The shape and style of the stupa have led some to suggest...

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Gawdaw Palin

Gawdaw Palin

Gawdawpalin is a large two-storied structure with a sikhara top. It resembles other large structures such as Thatbyinnyu, Sulamani, Htilominlo, etc. The temple is located in the southwest corner of the old Bagan city wall. The Bagan archaeological museum is only a...

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Ananda Hpaya

Ananda Hpaya

In Bagan, there is a popular saying which links three religious structures. In Bagan, the most beautiful temple is Ananda, the tallest is Thatbyinnyu, and the largest is Dhammayangyi. Ananda dates to the 11th and 12th centuries, and is believed to have been...

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