Bagan | Myanmar | Myin Ka Bar

Nanpaya Temple Myinkaba

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Bagan | Myanmar

30 Nov 2015 | Mon

Day 12 of 46

  • Flight | Yangon International Airport to Bagan Nyaung-U Airport
  • Nyaung-U Town | 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

Nanpaya Temple Myinkaba

Nanpaya Temple Myinkaba is a Hindu temple located in the ancient city of Myinkaba in Myanmar. This distinctive temple was built during the Mon Dynasty to honor their King Manuha, who was exiled to this area from India by his conquerors.

Nanpaya Temple Myinkaba

Built of sandstone and brick, Nanpaya Temple captures the spirit of Mon architecture through its intricate carvings depicting scenes from the life of Buddha and figures such as celestial beings, animals, and mythical creatures. The interior walls also contain wall paintings that include depictions of important events in Buddhist mythology. Visitors can explore these carvings and paintings while admiring the ornate architecture of this Hindu temple.

Nanpaya Temple (Burmese: နန်းဘုရားကျောင်း [náɰ̃ pʰəjá tɕáʊɰ̃]; lit. “palace temple”) is a Hindu temple located in Myinkaba (a village south of Bagan) in Burma. The temple is adjacent to the Manuha Temple and was built by captive Thaton Kingdom King Makuta. It was built using mud mortar, stone, and brick, and was used as the residence of Manuha. The temple contains intricate carvings of Brahma, and also contains depictions of other Hindu gods. Also, because Manuha was a Mon, there are many figures and symbols of the Mon within the temple, including hinthas.

– Wikipedia Nanpaya Temple Myinkaba

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