WHAT TO SEE
This golden pagoda was first monument built in the Myanmar style, the prototype ofr later pagodas. it was first built by King Anawrahta and completed by King Kyansittha in 1087. 'Nat' (spirit) images can be found within its precincts.
The Ananda Temple built after the Shwezigon in 1090 is the masterpiece of the early style temple architecture. There are four huge Buddha images in the standing position and eighty reliefs depicting the life of the Buddha from his Birth to his Enlightenment.
The Thatbyinnyu Temple, a white stucco building, is the Bagan's highest pagoda. It was built by King Alaungsithu in mid-12th century. The view from its terraces is spectacular both at dawn and dusk.
This 13th century temple is like Thatbyinnyu, about 60 metres hight with a fine view of the Bagan plains.
Bagan's most massive temple, Dhammayangyi Temple was built by King Narathu in 1167. This temple was not finish but it displayed the finest brickwork.
This early 13th century temple displays a strong influence of Indian culture. Inside are the wall paintings and 28 Buddha images in sitting position.
This Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in early 11th century displays a strong Mon influence with a steep stairway directly to the terraces ofr a superb view from the uppeer level.
A temple built in 1181 by King Narapatisithu is Known for its mural dating from 11th- 12th century.
Other attractions in Bagan are Mingala Zedi Pagoda, Manuha Temple, Lawkananda Temple, Bupaya Pagoda and Bagan Museum.
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