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Mimalaung Kyaung

Type of monument : Type III Temple (Zedi Pauk Gu)
Location : In front of Bagan Archaeological Museum
Region : Old Bagan
Built by : King Narapatisithu
Date : A.D 1174
Monument Number : 1611

Mimalaung Kyaung is located near the old city's south gate and was erected by King Narapatisithu in 1174.

A nice set of half lion and half dragon mythical beasts guard the stairway leading up this small, square monastery platform constructed. On top of the platform, a tiered-roof shrine contains a large Bagan-style sitting Buddha. In front of the monastery stands a brick-and-stucco pitaka library next to a large acacia tree. In the surrounding area, venerable tree, library and shrine makes for a special atmosphere are present.



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