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Kyaunggyi NyimaTemple

Type of monument : Type III Temple (Zedi Pauk Gu)
Location : Southeast of Thiripyitsaya Village
Region : Thiripyitsaya
Built by : Unknown
Date : 13th Century
Monument Number : 998

Kyaunggyi Nyima Temple is another large temple in Thiripyitsaya region. It is a two-storey building with a square base and a stupa on top. Kyaunggyi Nyima means "the younger sister of the great temple". Although similar in name with Kyaunggyi Ama, the structure of the temples are different. It is a Zedi Pauk Cave type with no entrance hall. It only consists of a main hall and then a zedi on top.

There are mural paintings of Buddha, ancient Bagan, lifestyle and more. Some of theses paintings can still be seen. Nearby is another similar temple known as Kyaunggyi Ama.

Some archeologists assume that Kyaunggyi Ama and Kyaunggyi Nyima temples were built by two sisters of the Bagan Period.











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