Search 
 

Bagan: Ancient Capital of Myanmar

Language

English version Italian version Japanese version Spanish version French version German version
 

Home | Travel Tips | 360 Tour | Around Bagan 

  Home
  Bagan History
  Bagan Monuments
    By Alphabetical Order
    By Location
    Most Popular
    Bagan Pagodas
    Bagan Temples
    Built by Kings & Queens
    Royal Palace
    Others
    Bagan Architectures
    Features of Interest
  Bagan's Favourite
  Bagan Lifestyle
  Festivals & Events
 
   
   
   
  Book hotel in Bagan
  Get a tour quote
  Comments & Suggestions
   
   
 

Bagan Hotel Reservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thandawgya Buddha Image

Type of monument : Type III Temple (Gu Paya)
Location : North of Thabyinnyu
Region : Old Bagan
Built by : King Narathihapate
Date : A.D 1284
Monument Number : 1592

Northeast of the pagoda stands a small 'tally zedi', which was built of one brick for every 10,000 bricks used in the main temple.

This six meter-high stone image of the Buddha was built in 1284, just before the Mongol invasion. The image was built by the tuff from Mount Popa. It was in poor condition even before the earthquake.

THE HUGE STONE IMAGE INSIDE THE TEMPLE
 

The image was erected by Narathihapate who was also known as "Tayoke Pyay Min" (the king fleeing from the Mongols). The Buddha image is in a form of Bhumisapra mudra, signifying the moment of enlightenment. The plaster has crumbled away over the centuries, leaving only greenish sandstone blocks which give the image a mystical appearance.
 

LAYOUT PLAN

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 
   

  Have you got a hotel in Bagan?


 
   

Top


 
   

Home | Bagan Photo Gallery | Bagan Map | Site Map

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2006-2013. All rights reserved by Travel Myanmar Net