Built by King Uzana’s wife Thambula. Otherwise, an amazing place with nothing published about it.
Various sites between Old Bagan and New Bagan along the Irrawaddy River. Most without names or numbers.
Each year during the full moon of Pyatho the temple holds a three day festival to raise money for maintenance.
Bagan is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world.
One of the few temples with an outdoor Buddha. Otherwise not much information about the site.
Built following the conquest of the city of Thaton and surrender of a shwe-san-daw (a sacred hair relic from the Buddha).
Dedicated in 1113, the earliest monument at Bagan. “Rosetta Stone” allowing Pyu language to be deciphered.
Comparison of deities & iconography with earlier temples suggest Bagan kings were “purifying” their Buddhism.
Built in 1200 and named after its owner. Quite spread out with amazing backdrop of the Irrawaddy River.
A pair of sites, Sein Nyet Ama (1085) a 12th century temple and Sein Nyet Nyima (1086) a stupa.
The most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar. According to legend the site has been sacred since the beginning of time.
Comment on Yangon Zoo (disappointing for easily fixed reasons) and other trivia and observations and diary.