Tuyin Taung Pagoda
Tuyin Taung or the Tuyin hill is located on the
eastern side of the Ayeyarwaddy River bank of Bagan. Similar to
Tantkyi Taung Pagoda, another famous pagoda in the Bagan region is
the Tuyin Taung Pagoda. Tuyin Taung Pagoda was built during A.D 1059
by King Anawrahta. King Vizaraba from Sri Lanka donated one of
Buddha's tooth relic and King Anawrahta duplicated with another one
and embedded in the sacred place inside this pagoda. There are 32
statues of elephants made in ratio to different directions at the
base of the pagoda. It is an octagonal shaped designed platform on
which the pagoda resides. Many years passed by but still the pagoda
is maintained by time to time. There is a saying that if one could
go and pay homeage to Shwezigon pagoda, Tantkyi Taung pagoda, Tuyin
Taung pagoda and Lawka Nandar pagoda in a single day, a wish comes
Salay is a colorful old religious center in
Central Myanmar it is about 1 ½ hours south of Bagan. In between
visiting the numerous ancient monasteries, adorned with beautiful
woodcarving, you can enjoy the beauty of this compact city of
colonial buildings, monasteries and pagodas.
Visit the famous monastery "Yoke-Sone-Kyaung'' which is a cultural
heritage site in Salay, which in situated on the eastern bank of the
Ayeyarwaddy River. It is famous with its spectacular woodcarvings
and also it is the native town of the famous writer Salay U Pone Nya
during the time of the Myanmar Kings.
Salay Yoke Sone Kyaung was built in AD 1882. There are very
beautiful artistic work woodcarvings around it and also ancient
Buddha image, utensils of Yadanabon 19 century period, and the
museum of Myanmar famous writer U Pone Nya in Salay Yoke Sone Kyaung.
Pakkoku is also known as Pakhangyi. It is
slightly upstream of Bagan, but on other bank about 42 kms, the old
town of Pakkoku was contemporary of Bagan. It preserved monuments of
time and in particular its walls. The two old pagodas of Shwegu and
Thiho-Shin are also centers of local arts and crafts where are held
of many festivals. Many old tombs on both sides of the walls can be
seen. There is also a small museum of the place. One will discover
the sites Buddhist of 13th and 14th centuries post Bagan period. In
the city close to Pakangyi of the large monasteries are in activity,
Kyaungdawgyi and the monastery of the 254 pillars.
Magway is the capital city of Magway Division in
Central Myanmar, is situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyawaddy
River, the main artery of our country.
Magway, and another prominent town, Minbu are situated side by side
on the Ayeyawaddy River. You can travel by car, by air or by boat,
whichever means you prefer to travel. By waterway, it is 378 miles
from Yangon by road it is 330 miles.