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Mee Nyein Gone Temple

Type of monument : Type II Temple (Kundaung Pauk Gu)
Location : South of Bagan, Northwest of Myinpya Gu
Region : Old Bagan
Built by : Unknown
Date : 12th Century
Monument Number : 1499
Photo Gallery : View 13 Photos

Mee Nyein Gone Temple is located south of Bagan city. The original builder of this temple stays unknown. The name "Mee Nyein Gone" means "the hill where the fire extinguishes".

It has a square type base and a small stupa on top of it. Inside the main hall lies a large Buddha Image. The walls are decorated with floral paintings on the sides and on the ceiling. There are ink inscriptions of the 12th century. There are high passages inside the temple. Some of the stuccos and masonry works can still be seen.

SITTING BUDDHA IMAGES INSIDE THE TEMPLE
 

Today, the walls of this temple are bracket with steel frames to give support to the weight of the temple. There are also large curve entrances. Near Mee Nyein Gone Temple are Hput Zedi, Phar Zedi and Byaing Zedi.

HIGH PASSAGE WAYS INSIDE THE TEMPLE
 


 

 
   

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