|Type of monument
||: Type III Temple
||: South of Nanpaya
||: King Kyanzittha
||: 12th Century
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Slightly south of Myinkaba, this elegant and well-preserved
temple was built by Kyanzittha.
This is a place where the legend
says that Kyanzittha was sheltered by a serpent known as while
fleeing from his angry brother and predecessor Sawlu Min. Therefore
during his reign over Bagan, King Kyanzittha built this temple with
the name of "Nagayon" meaning "sheltered by serpent".
IMAGES INSIDE THE TEMPLE
temple, the main Buddha image is twice life size and shelters under
the hood of a huge naga, or serpent. The outer, dark corridor has
many niches with images of the earlier Buddhas. Paintings also
decorate the corridor walls. The central shrine has two smaller
standing Buddhas as well as the large one. The small ruined stupa of
Pawdawmu Paya is located nearby.
ANCIENT MURAL PAINTINGS ON THE WALLS OF