DESTINATION IN BAGAN
Bagan is situated in the middle of Myanmar, the
tropical zone, and at the eastern bank of Ayeyarwady
River. The glorious days were in the 11th century
when ruled by King Anawratha. But it was established
in 9th century by King Pyinbya. From the time of
King Anawratha, the Buddhism reached in Bagan Empire
with the help of monk Shinarahan and the people
become to believe in Buddhism. The Empire of Bagan
was destroyed in 13th century.
It is the extinct volcano and the main land of
Nats. You can get there by car. It is only 50 km
away from Bagan. Nats festival is hold there in May
and June of each year.
It is 36 km far from Bagan and it is famous for
the ancient monastery with wood carving of Jataka
(the former lives of Buddha). It took a decade to
finish this monastery (1882-1892) and every part of
this monastery is wood only. Seedless plums is
another fame of Salay.
INTERESTING PLACES IN
Shwezigon was built by King Anawratha in 11th
century after he went to throne and it is a
prototype of present Myanmar Pagodas. Shwezigon
Pagoda is supposed to be the north borderline of
Bagan. King Anawratha got the relics of Buddha from
Sri lanka and built 4 Pagodas in 4 directions. Nat
images, 37 nats figures, and many interesting things
can be found in this pagoda.
It was built by king Kyansittha in 1090 and the
master piece of early Bagan Temple. There are four
huge Buddha Images which are in the standing
position and 9.5 m high. You will surely appreciate
the architecture of this temple. Ananda Oakkyaung
(the brick monastery) is situated near the Temple
and there are mural paintings inside the Ananda
It was built by King Alaungsithu in 12th century
and the highest temple (over 60 meters) in Bagan.
There are 539 Jataka depicting of Buddha’s life on
the glazed plaques.
It was built by king Alaungsithu in 12th century.
There are two original doors. It was made of teak
wood. Ever body can go up the temple and can look
the landscape of Bagan.
It was built by king Narathu in 12 century and
the biggest temple of Bagan. It wasn’t finished
because of his death but you can find its finest
Gubyaukgyi Temple (myinkabar)
It was built by Jazakumar, son of the king
Kyansittha, in the 12th century. There are many
mural painting inside and are well-preserved.
Manuha and Nanpaya
It was built by king Manuha from Thaton. He was
captured by King Anawratha in 11th century and then
lived in Bagan like a prisoner. So he built this
temple to express his feeling.
In the south of the
Manuha, there is a beautiful temple called Nanpaya
built by the grandson of Manuha after he died. There
are many beautiful figures of Brahma and Lotus
flowers look like Ankhorwat in Cambodia.
interesting places in Bagan
Shwesandaw, Mahabohdi, Sulamani, Bupaya,
Dammarazika, Tayokpyay paya, Payathonesu, Lawkananda,
Htilominlo, and so on………
We would like to recommend you Pyathatgyi Temple
as the best place for sunset. If you take it you can
easy to go on and feel the magnificent of Bagan.