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Alopyi-phava Temple

Alopyi-phava Temple

In Bagan area there are lot of temples not only notes bindings but also un-known one that have bright and interest fresco painting remain on their walls. I found this small temple on my way home from Shwesandaw Pagoda situated beside Anawratha Road.



Alopyi-phava Temple

Buddha Image
surrounded beautiful paintings
Alopyi-phava  Temple

Goddes or
a heavenly maiden ?



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Pahto Thamya Phaya Temple

Pahto Thamya Phaya Temple

Pahto Thamya Phaya Temple

This temple situated between Thatbyinnyu Temple and Archaeological Museum




Pahto Thamya Phaya Temple

Gude said this is
"Native spirit named Nats"
Buddha cut off his hair

Prince Siddhartha cut off his hair
in order to become a priest



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Lawkatheipan Temple

Lawkatheipan Temple

"Nativity" : Birth scene of Buddha

Located on the north of Shewesandaw Pagoda, in spite of small this temple's filled up wall paintings are great. This vivid picture described Buddha's birth scene. Legend has, the last month of pregnancy Queen Maya pass through Lumbini when she put her hand up in order to gather flowers prince Siddhartha was born from his mother Maya's right underarm.



Ananda Temple

Compier with "Nativity" of Ananda Temple



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Another Temples

Kyansitta Umin, Upali Thein Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple, these three buildings also have beautiful fresco paintings but unfortunately not allowed to take photographs.

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Kyansitta Umin

Kyansitta Umin
This small cave temple is located closed to Shwezigon Pagoda. Dimly-lit corridors decorated with story of Buddhism which of them are clear distinction of their touch.

General that appears to be Kublai Khan, soldier armored in Mongolian style draw a bow beside him, they said "Mongolian soldiers repainted them after 1287".

Upali Thein Temple

Upali Thein Temple
Built in 13th century Upali Thein Temple situated across the road from Htilominlo Temple. Unique rectangular building has small spire on the middle of rooftop.

The ill lit hall has frescoes on the whole surface of walls and ceilings. They are painted from the late 17th to early 18th century.

Gubyaukgyi Temple

Gubyaukgyi Temple
King Kyansittha's son Rajakumar built this temple after his father dead in 1113, for the memory of him.

The hall is so dark and when guide lighted the wall amazing pictures open out before my eyes. But I was afraid these beautiful frescoes lose their vivid color by strong light.




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