|Type of monument
||: Type III Temple (Gu Paya)
||: North of Thabyinnyu
||: Old Bagan
||: King Narathihapate
||: A.D 1284
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.