Bagan: Ancient Capital of Myanmar


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Ancient Pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

A funerary monument and then acquired cosmic symbolism of Buddha hood containing Buddha associated relics. Also some monuments were built to honor a notable person, or even bring lasting remembrance to an important family. It is a bell-shaped brick structure set on a square or octagonal base, and usually rises to a gently tapering peak gilded metal and jeweled finial topped with a sacred parasol-shaped decoration called "hti".

Monuments Estimated Date Location
Bupaya 3rd C Old Bagan
Mahazedi 13th C Old Bagan
Mingalarzedi 13th C Old Bagan
Ngakywenadaung 9th C Old Bagan
Pebingyaung 12th C Old Bagan
Shwegugyi 11th C Old Bagan
Shwesandaw 11th C Old Bagan
Hgnet pyit taung 11th C Nyaung U & Wetkyi-in
Shwezigon 11th C Nyaung U & Wetkyi-in
Sapada 12th C Nyaung U & Wetkyi-in
Myazedi 12th C Myinkaba
Myinkaba 11th C Myinkaba
Pawdawmu 11th C Myinkaba
Seinnyet Nyima 12th C Myinkaba
Soemingyi Pagoda 12th C Myinkaba
Lawkananda 11th C Thiripyitsaya & Bagan Myothit
Petleik East-West 11th C Thiripyitsaya & Bagan Myothit
Seddana 13th C Thiripyitsaya & Bagan Myothit
Dhammayazika 12th C Pwasaw


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