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Bupaya Pagoda

Bupaya Pagoda

Egg shape old style Pagoda Bupaya

Main buildings such as, Pitakat Taik, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Gawdawpalin Temple and Archaeological Museum, concentrate in old Bagan. Bupaya, egg shape old style Pagoda stand on the edge of cliff beside Ayeyarwaddy River. Tradition has it was built in 3 century.


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Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Tenple

King Kynsittha : 1084-1113

Modeled on Mahabodhi Temple in India, decorated square tower is outstanding in Bagan. Original temple in Bodhgaya, northeast part of India was built by King Ashoka in the 2nd century.


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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum (admission 5US$)

Buddha images in due order of period, scale model of Temples, stone monuments, various kinds of artifacts in Bagan are there. Especially I had interested in stone monuments. Do you remember "Thought of Donation" ? They built Pagodas and attached their requests with inscribe on the stones. Array of stone monuments force appeal us of their desires.



Foot Print

Foot Print
108 transmigrations of Buddha

There is stone foot print draw "108 transmigrations of Buddha". As photograph not allowed this image is copy I bought at Museum.

Foot print

Enlarge of first part

Start in upper right corner "Spear" and draw his rebirth in counterclockwise. 4th "The three lines on the neck", 9th "Palace", 11th "White umbrella", 13th "Palm leaf fan"..., 33-36th "The four great continents", 40th "Pair of golden fish"..., 68th "King of the lions"..., 93-108th "The 16 Brahma planes". Finally he was born as prince of Shakya clan named Siddhartha.


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Gawdawpalin Temple

Gawdawpalin Temple

Gawdawpalin Temple from the roof of Archaeological Museum

Built between 1174 and 1211 by King Nrapatisithu, 55 meters heights this is second highest temple in Bagan. If I had climbed upper terrace of this temple I could see nice river view. Unfortunately almost all temples in Bagan not allow climb second floor today.


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