In the year 1902, a museum was constructed on the north of Ananda Temple by Mr.Taw Sein Kho. He was the Superintendent of the former Epigraphic Office / Department of Archaeology of National Museum and Library. The museum was eventually opened for public in the year 1904. This small museum was characterized by unsystematic displays.
In 1979, towards the south of Gawdawpalin Temple within old Bagan, a modern museum was constructed. This complex of buildings and octagonal looking structure displayed ancient objects.... read more
Reckoned as a Buddhist temple, Manuha Temple was constructed in Myinkaba, situated near Bagan. It was constructed by a captive Mon King Manuha in the year 1067, according to King Manuha's inscriptions. The temple is expounded as a rectangular shaped building having two storeys. The building comprises of three images of Buddha seated and entering Nirvana. The temple is counted as one of the oldest temple in Bagan.
If one turns back the pages of history, it can be traced that Makuta, ex-king of Mon from Thatön mig... read more
A Buddhist temple, The Shwezigon Pagoda or Shwezigon Paya is situated in Nyaung-U, a town close to Bagan, in Burma (Myanmar). The temple can be reckoned as a prototype of Burmese stupas. It comprises of gold leaf-gilded circular stupa. It is encompassed by small shrines and temples. The construction work of Shwezigon Pagoda started during King Anawrahta’s reign. The work got finished during reign of King Kyansittha of the Pagan Dynasty in 1102 AD. Placed in a bone and tooth of Lord Buddha, the pagoda looks ve... read more
Bupaya Pagoda is a distinguished pagoda situated in Bagan in Myanmar. It is precisely located on the Ayeyarwady River’s right coast. The small pagoda is characterized by a bulbous shaped dome. Turning back the pages of the history, it can be found that the small pagoda was built by the third King of Pagan, Pyusawhti who reigned from the time span of 168 to 243 AD. There are thousands of old and new pagodas located in Pagan and Bupaya Pagoda is counted amongst the most distinguished shrines in the region.
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Kanbawzathadi Palace was constructed by King Bayinnaung. The king is known to be the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. In 1556, when king constructed a new palace towards the south of the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, he gave the palace the name Kanbawzathadi. The palace comprised of seventy six apartments and halls. In 1599, the palace was burnt.
The palace site was burrowed by the Department of Archaeology in the 1993. During the excavations, the brick foundations and plinths were found. The other findings were teak ... read more
In 1476 Maha Kalyani Sima was constructed which is still existing and witnessed many changes from the history of Bago and is derived from Sri Lanka. It is the first copy of Maha Kalyani Sima in Sri Lanka around the state, which contains 397 halls; it was constructed by King Dhammazedi. In 1599, the Portuguese invader Philip De Brito, ransacked and burned the Maha Kalyani Sima, again in 1757 under the reign of King Aloungpaya, it was destroyed after the reconstruction. Furthermore, the natural disasters including th... read more
It is often mentioned as Golden God temple, which is a stupa situated in Bago. It is considered as one of the tallest pagoda in Myanmar, which is 375 feet high. Annual festival of Pagoda is a 10-day long celebration, which takes place during the Burmese month of Tago.
It was built in the 10 century that was around 70 ft tall and built by the Mon in order to hold two hairs of Buddha. It was damaged several times because of earthquakes. In 982 and 1385, tooth relics are added. Moreover, it also include a ... read more
This Buddhist stupa is situated at Mandalay and is generally called as Mahalawka Marazein. It was built during the reign of King Mindon that lies in the foot of Mandalay Hills. It holds world’s largest book, which contains 729 marbles caves with both sides of engraved stones taken from Tipitaka text.
In 1857, Mindon Min built the pagoda as a section of the traditional foundations at the new royal city of Mandalay. He wanted to leave a prominent work of merit by engraving Tipitaka set on stones... read more
It is a Buddhist temple and a major pilgrimage site. It is highly revered in Burma, which plays a major role in many people’s lives, as it is seen as a representative to Buddha’s life.
According to myth, during his travels on Proselytization mission, Gautama Buddha visited Dhanyawadi. He was paid homage at Salagiri mountain peak by the king of Arakan along with his chief queen, ministers, officials and generals. On king’s insistence, Buddha agreed to leave his image for the people to w... read more
The formal name of Mandalay Palace is Mya Nan San Kyaw, which means the Famed Royal Emerald Palace. It is popularly known as the Great Golden Royal Palace.
The master plan of this palace was constructed as part of the King Mindon’s discovery of Mandalay in 1857. It consists of 144 squares block grid patterned city. There are total twelve gates, which represents the zodiac signs. To cross the moat, the citadel has five bridges. The British government plundered the palace and some of the artefacts, ... read more