Bagan | Myanmar | Nyaung-U

Shwezigon Pagoda Nyaung-U

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30 Nov 2015 | Mon

Day 13 of 47

Today’s Events:

– Flight – Yangon International Airport to Bagan Nyaung-U Airport

– Nyaung-U Town and Mani Sithu Market

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– 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

– Shwezigon Pagoda Nyaung-U –

Up next is a visit to the beautiful golden Shwezigon Pagoda in Nyuang U.  This pagoda also falls under “one of the most significant religious structures” in Myanmar.  Construction began in the 11th century by King Anawrahta (and finished under his son King Kyansittha), this pagoda with its circular gold leaf-covered stupa became the architectural prototype for many other stupas across Myanmar.

Under King Kyansittha (one of the greatest builders in Myanmar) Bagan would become known as the “city of four million pagodas”.  Though over the years many of the pagodas were damaged or destroyed (wars, earthquakes, etc.) as many as 3000+ still stand today.

For More About Shwedagon Pagoda:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwezigon_Pagoda

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