Pagodas of Bagan
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BAGAN

Thatbyinnyu Temple

Thatbyinnyu Meaning "Omniscience" was built in 1144 A.D By King Alaungsithu, The grandson of Kyansittha. This is the Tallest Temples of all Monuments in Bagan. 61m high Overlooking the Bagan scene. The Temple Has four-storied Buildings with Four Corridors and Seven Terraces Attached. The top Terrace is the Best Place to See the Best View of Bagan As well As the sunset and sunrise. The Architecture of the Temple Signifies the Finest of Myanmar Culture. The Corners are Amazingly Straight and the Two Tiers of Windows Perfectly Admit light and air. The Eastern Portico has a Central Stairway Guarded by Two Standing Doors. The stairway leads to an Intermediate Storey Where a Corridor Runs Around the Central Mass.

  Shwezigon Pagoda

Gold Leaf Gilded Stupa Surrounded By Smaller Temples and Shrines. It was King Anawrahta who began Building Shwezigon Pagoda. In the sakarit year 452 (ie. AD 1090), He left it unfinished and it was King Kyanzittha who completed it on 1087, The Inner one was Build by the Father king Anawrahta And covered with the Stones by the son King Kyanzitthar Around the Terraces of the Pagoda.  Within the compound of the Shwezigon Pagoda is a Stone Pillar Containing Mon Language Inscriptions dedicated By King Kyansittha It has a bold waistband round the Bell-Shaped dome Above Which Rises a series of Concentric Mouldings Ending in a Finial And Crowned by an Umbrella. Shwezigon Pagoda is One of the Fifty-Five Encased Pagoda in Bagan.

Gawdawpalin Temple

This 13h Century Temple is like Thatbyinnyu, About 60 Metres high with a fine view of the Bagan Plains. The Temples were built By King Narapati Sithu After Building the Sulamani Temple. But the king did not Complete the Construction. It was completed by his son Htilominlo. Gawdawpalin is Counted as One of the largest Shrines of Bagan. The Temple is a double storied Temple in the late style, with Porticoes on all Four Sides, but with the eastern portico projecting further than the others. In the ground story, a vaulted corridor runs around a central block against whose four sides are placed images of the Buddha. It is said, to seek Pardon with an Obeisance for Insulting the Memory of his forefathers. Gawtaw Means the Act of Obeisance And Palin Means Throne.

Dhamayangyi Temple 

Bagan’s Most Massive Temples Dhammayangyi Temple was built by King Narathu in 1167. This temple was Not finished but it displayed the finest brickwork. The Mortar holding the bricks is so thin it is Barely Visible but so Strong that even During Earthquakes the Temple Remained Unscathed. Inside the Temple is a Round stone with a Hollow in the shape of an Arm, complete with a Bended Elbow. It is said that Narathu used this stone to cut off the hands of Masons Who Applied too Thick a Layer of Mortar. Almost all the Entire Innermost Passage, however, was Intentionally Filled With brick Rubble Centuries Ago. Three out of the four Buddha sanctums Were Also Filled With Bricks.

Gubyaukgyi Temple

This Early 13th century Temple Displays a Strong Influence of Indian Culture Inside is the Wall Paintings and 28 Buddha Images In Sitting Position. The Temple is Famous for its Frescoes and Stucco works on the upper Reaches of the Northern and Southern walls are frescoes depicting Gotama Buddha Receiving Divine Prophesy from the Earlier Buddhas with Captions in ink Inscription. Below them are pictured with captions in ink inscriptions Temple has a Square Base Shaped like a Kalatha Pot with a Curvilinear Roof. The interior of the temple Contains a large Perimeter That's connected to a small Shrine Room. The Temple Has 11 Large Perforated, Pyu-style Windows Which let in Very little light Nine of the Windows are in the Outer walls And Two are Interior Windows.

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