Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Bagan | Myanmar
01 Dec 2015 | Tue
Day 13 of 46
Dhammayangyi Temple Bagan
The Dhammayangyi Temple located in the historical city of Bagan is one of Myanmar’s most impressive monuments. Built by King Narathu in 1167, this sandstone temple stands as a testament to the ancient kingdom and its power. It is considered to be the largest and most substantial temple in Bagan, and its four brick walls are decorated with intricate stucco carvings.
The four sides of the upper terrace feature a series of large arched windows that were designed to let light into the inner sanctum. The main entrance to the temple faces east, leading into an elaborately decorated vestibule on each side.
Inside, there are three concentric square courtyards surrounded by galleries featuring stunningly detailed murals depicting scenes from mythology and Buddhist literature.