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Ananda Temple
(A.D.1091)

Grace that is Ananda

Dhammayan Gyi Temple
(A.D.1170)

Massiveness that is Dhammayan

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That Byin Nyu Temple
(A.D.1144)

Loftiness that is That Byin Nyu

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Shwezigon Pagoda
(A.D.1090)

In architecture Shwezigon is
a prototype of Myanmar Zedi

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Gawdaw Palin Temple
(A.D.1175)

The name Gawdaw-palin literally
means "the throne which was worshipped.“

Bu Pagoda
(A.D.3rd Century)

The shape of the pagoda is typically Pyu.

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Archeological Museum
(1979)

The first archaeology museum in the true sense of the term

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Tharaba Gate
(A.D.849)

It is the only piece of secular architecture left

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Nget Pyit Taung Zedi
(A.D.1364)

In a tunnel on the northside of Nget Pyit Taung

Alo-daw Pyi Pagoda
(A.D.11th Century)

A principal temple in a cluster of pagodas

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Winido Temple
(A.D.11th Century)

Inside the Winido Temple are very remarkable paintings

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Gu Byauk Gyi (Myinkaba)
(A.D.1113)

The only cave pagoda in the neighbourhood of the Mya zedi stone pillar

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Htilo Minlo Temple
(A.D.1218)

The fencing walls, bricks were laid by an excellent skill

Gu Byauk Nge (Myinkaba)
(A.D.1218)

Most of the wall paintings remain unruined

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Abe Yadanar Temple
(A.D.11th Century)

This Pagoda is situated south of Myin Kaba village

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Manuha Buddha Image
(A.D. 1067)

The middle image is 46 loot high whereas the two on its sides, each measuring 33 feet in height

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Thambula Temple
(1255)

Representative of a single-storeyed temple in the Late Style

Ananda Oakkyaung Monastery
(A.D.1137)

Ananda Oakkyaung Monastery is located in Old Bagan

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Pitakattaik Library
(1044 -1077)

The thirty sets of the Tipitaka which King Anawrahta brought back from Thaton

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Shin Arahan's brick monastery
(A.D.11th Century)

It had a Dhamma Sala or Preaching Hall on its eastern side

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Ashe Petleik and Anauk Petleik Pagodas
(A.D.11th Century)

They are rather similar in form

Pebingyaung Pagoda
(A.D.12th Century)

This small pagoda is essentially a Sinhalese type

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Soemingyi Pagoda
(A.D.12th Century)

A square base with many terraces leading to the top part

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Pawdawmu Pagoda

An interesting example of an encased pagoda-peculiar in shape
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Mingala Zedi Pagoda
(A.D.1284)

The surrounding small stupas are
decorated with glazed bricks of green and yellow colour

Atwin Zigon Pagoda

A double pagodas, one enclosing the other

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Lawka Nanda Pagoda

A replica of the sacred Tooth of the Buddha

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Myet Taw Pyay Pagoda

The zedi stands on a brick Kalakyaung house

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Nga Myet Hna Zedi
(A.D.1242)

Originally there used to be five Buddha statues in it

Shwegu Gyi Temple
(A.D.1141)

It is a cave Pagoda with a Sikhara on the top facing north

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Shwe Sandaw Pagoda
(A.D.1057)

There are image houses at four sides

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Sapada Zedi
(A.D.12th Century)

Sapada zedi is locally known as "Paya Ni"

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Seinnyet Nyima Pagoda
(A.D.11th Century)

The bell-shaped dome is ornamented with moulded bands and kirttimukha pendants

Tuyin Taung Pagoda

At the base of the zedi are 32 figures of elephant and like Lawka Nanda zedi

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Mahazedi Pagoda

Dhammayazika or Dhammarajika in Pali means "Pertaining the King of Law

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Myazedi Pagoda

A four-sided pillar in a cage between the two monuments bears an inscription

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Seddana Pagoda

This large, bell-shaped pagoda is set on four square terraces

Yet Saunt Temple

As the design of most of the monuments of Bagan

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Mee Nyein Gone Temple
(A.D.12th Century)

The name "Mee Nyein Gone" means "the hill where the fire extinguishes"

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Mimalaung Kyaung Temple
(1174-1211)

The name of the temple points up the hazard of fire at Bagan

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Bo Cho Mi Gu Byauk Temple
(A.D.13th Century)

The name of this temple was inherited from the name of a hero known as Boch

Gu Byauk Gyi (Wetkyi Inn)
(A.D.13th Century)

The temple is famous for its frescoes and stucco works

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Hnat Htat Sintu Temple
(A.D.11th Century)

The temple has a double zedi on the top and also has a double Buddha Images inside it

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Kondaw Gyi Temple

In the frescoes on the ceiling of the main hall are beautiful floral designs figures of birds and couples of animals

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Kyaunggyi Ama Nyima Temple

Kyaunggyi Nyima means "the younger sister of the great temple"

Lawka Chanthar Temple

Lawka Chanthar means "Prosperity of the world"

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Lawkahteik-
pan Temple

(A.D.12th Century)

"The adorned tip of the world"

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Lemye-
thna Temple

The Lemyethna temple, the "Temple of the Four Faces"

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Maha Bodhi Temple
(A. D. 1215)

The Pagoda was Indeed a copy of the Maha Bodhi at Bodhgaya

Myauk Guni Temple

A stone inscription was found inside the temple describing about the donation of the temple

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Nagayon Temple

There are the same sloping roofs, the same terraces, the same corner stupas

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Nan Paya Temple
(A.D.13th Century)

The inner walls were built of baked bricks whereas

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Nanda-mannya Temple
(A. D. 1248)

In the profusion of scrolls, decoratives designs and

Nat Hlaung Kyuang Temple
(A.D.11th Century)

As it is dedicated to Vishnu,
, it is decorated on

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Nwar Pya Gu Temple

Nwar Pya Gu Temple is a two-storey building. The lower level has two halls

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Pahto-Thamya Temple
(A.D.13th Century)

The Payathonzu, meaning "Three Temples," is a triad of temples

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Pyathadar-
(Pyathatgyi) Temple

Pyathadar Temple is a double-cave type monument

Seinnyet Ama Temple

The " Seinnyet Sisters" - the Ama ( Elder Sister) a temple, and the Nyima (Younger Sister) a pagoda- stand

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Shin Izza Gawna Temple

A two-storey Indian based style monument

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Shin Mahtee Temple

A square-based monument

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Shinbinthal
-yaung Temple

(A.D.11th Century)

The Shinbinthalyaung is a long, low, rectangular brick structure

Shwe Laik Tu Temple
(A.D.13th Century)

It is located in the southwest part of Wetkyi-In Village

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Sinmyarshin Temple

 A two-storey building consisting of an entrance hall and the main hall on the lower level

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Sinphyushin Temple

It was built by King Thihathu or Sinphyushin of Pinya

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Sulamani Temple

The name chosen —Culamcini in Pali, meaning "Crowning Jewel"- was a particularly sacred one

Taung Guni Temple
(A. D. 1190)

Taung Guni Temple is located in Old Bagan

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Tayok Pye Temple

 A large temple in extreme cases of the group of Minnanthu

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Thagya Hit Temple

A two-storey building

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Thagya Pone Temple

A two-storey building with a large passage on the first floor

Thet Kya Muni Temple

This cave Pagoda or temple is situated at Chauk Paya Hla on the east of Nyaung U town

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Thiganyone Temple

A cave-type and Indian style monument

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Thuhtay Mokgu Temple

There are mural paintings in the devotional hall of the first storey

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Upali Sima (Ordination Hall)
(A.D 1794)

Ink writings on the northern wall of the west

Soemingyi Monastery

The most elaborate, is rectangular as well as square, and has a large central hall surrounded by cells

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Thandawgya Image

Thandawgya, "Within Hearing of the Royal Voice," because it was said to be situated not too far from the royal palace

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Thamee Hwet and Hmya Tha U Min
(A.D 1435)

Among ancient buildings around Bagan-Nyaung U

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Kyanzittha U Min

Kyanzittha U Min of the three Kyanzittha U Mins located around Shwezigon Pagoda

Kyauk Gu U Min

It is one of the four monuments in Bagan, built of stone brick

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Myoe Daung Monastery
(A.D.19th Century)

The main monastery building, with an east-west orientation, is approximately 130 ft. x 115 ft

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