|Type of monument
||: Type III Temple (Kundaung Pauk Gu)
||: South of Thiripyitsaya Village
||: 13th Century
Bocho Mi Gubyauk Temple is also known as
Thiri Gubyauk Temple. The name of this temple was inherited from
the name of a hero known as Bocho, of the colonial period in the
south of the village of Thiripitsaya and near the pagoda of
Lawkanandar. As the legend says, Bo Cho and his sons Bo Sin and
Bo Win were hiding in this temple during the colonial period.
But finally they were caught.
Lawkanandar was built by Anawratha two centuries
earlier. Since Lawkanandar was built during 10th century, this
temple seems to be built around the 13th century. It is a temple
similar to the type Bodh Gaya which makes think of Mahabodhi or
Gubyaukgyi of Wetkyi-In. The temple faces the east. There is no
opening on the north or the south sides as in Gubyuakgyi. The
terraces are crenulated with obelisks at the 4 corners. Vaults
painted of geometrical reasons and scenes of the jatakas and
gracious sculptures on Sikhara can still be found on the walls.