– Southeast Asia Tour 2015 –
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30 Nov 2015 | Mon
Day 13 of 47
– Flight – Yangon International Airport to Bagan Nyaung-U Airport
– Nyaung-U Town and Mani Sithu Market
– Shwezigon Pagoda Nyaung-U
> Gubyaukgyi Temple Myinkaba <
– Bagan’s Vast Temple Plains
– Htilominlo Temple Nyaung-U
– Ananda Temple Bagan
– Queen Restaurant Nyaung-U
– The Hotel at Tharabar Gate Bagan
– Manuha Temple Myinkaba
– Nanpaya Temple Myinkaba
– Lacquerware Factory Bagan
– Thatbyinnyu Temple Bagan
– Our First Sunset in Bagan
– Gubyaukgyi Temple Myinkaba –
The Gubyaukgyi (alt. Kubyauk-gyi) temple, located just south of Bagan, Myanmar, in Myinkaba Village, is a Buddhist temple built in 1113 AD by Prince Yazakumar, shortly after the death of his father, King Kyansittha of the Pagan Dynasty.
The temple is notable for two reasons. First, it contains a large array of well-preserved frescoes on its interior walls, the oldest original paintings to be found in Bagan. All of the frescoes are accompanied by ink captions written in Old Mon, providing one of the earliest examples of the language’s use in Myanmar.
Second, the temple is located just to the west of the Myazedi pagoda, at which was found two stone pillars with inscriptions written in four, ancient Southeast Asian languages: Pali, Old Mon, Old Burmese, and Pyu. The inscription on the pillar displayed by the Myazedi pagoda has been called the Burmese Rosetta Stone, given its significance both historically and linguistically, as a key to cracking the Pyu language. (Wikipedia)
We were only allowed to take photos of the outside.
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