Buddhist Arts - a photographic journal


Location: SE of Bagan Inscription inside entrance hall An inscription inside the entrance hall dates to 1165. It lists bonded servants, including female singers and

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Minochantha, Bagan, Myanmar - 3 Sisters

Min-o-chantha Group

The Minochantha group consists of 3 stupas. They are non-pentagonal representations of the hpaya-nga-zu theme. The other non-pentagonal temple with this theme is the Penathagu

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Shwezigon Location: Nyaung U – western sector close to river bank. Year Built:  Another early temple, it was started in the reign of Anawratha before

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Location: Myinkaba Village, southern edge. Close to Nanpaya. Year Built:  Manuha was built by the “captive” Mon king Manuha. In Mandalay there is a stone

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Nanpaya or Nan-hpaya

Location: Myinkaba Village, south-west sector. Situated south-west of Manuha Hpaya. Year Built:  Built in  the 11th century. Architectural details: Beautiful stone carvings fill this temple.

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Location: Inside the Bagan city-wall, west of That-byin-nyu. Very close to Nga-kywe-na-daung (Ngakwenadaung).  Year Built:  This is another temple among the earliest in Bagan, located

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Ngakywenadaung Pagoda

Location: Inside the Bagan city-wall, west of That-byin-nyu. It is beside the dirt road bringing the Nat-hlaung-kyaung (Hindu) temple and the Pahto-thamya temple together.  Year

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East and West Hpet-Leik

Location: Close to Thiripyitsaya village and Shwesandaw Zedi. Year Built:  Probably in the early 11th century. Strachan writes that these buildings pre-date Anawrhata. This is

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Shwesandaw Paya, Bagan, Myanmar


Location: This temple is situated a little distance from the south of the city wall. Close to: Hpet-Leik with reclining Buddha and Jataka tablets Year

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Sulamani Guphaya, Bagan, Myanmar

Sulamani Temple

Location: 1 miles to the SE of Bagan, beyond the Dhammayangyi Patho. Close to: Dhammayangyi Year Built:  1183 AD Builder: Sitthu II (1174-1211), a major

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Mi-Nyein-Gone, Bagan

Mee Nyein Gone was built in the 13th century, during the late period of Bagan. According to Paul Strachan (see reference list below), the architecture

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