Bagan Day Tour 5th part; from Shwesandaw to Dhammayangyi Pahto

4-days Self-guided Solo Tour in Myanmar (Burma)
February 02-08, 2014


After visiting the Thatbyinnyu Temple, I visited tow of the most famous Pagoda's for initial initial intention of sunset viewing. But due to exhaustion, temple-out and hunger, I decided to just capture photo's and enjoy the remaining battery life of my E-bike before it becomes empty. Very minimal tourist along the road, though very dusty, this event was one of the most happiest adventure of my life.

Shwesandaw Pagoda - the highest Pagoda Tourists can reach (be very cautious of the stairway steepness) and the best place for sunset viewing. This was also the location the of surprise ticket inspection (15,000kyat for Bagan Archeological Zone 5-days pass) where I was caught off-guard, good thing I have this very vigilant and persuasive explanation.
Dhammayangyi Pahto - the mother of all pagoda's in Bagan. This is the largest and the symbol of Bagan Archaeological Zone. 

Shwesandaw Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda located in Bagan, Burma. The pagoda contains a series of five terraces, topped with a cylindrical stupa, which has a bejewelled umbrella (hti). The pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in 1057, and once contained terra cotta tiles depicting scenes from the Jataka. Enshrined within the pagoda are sacred hairs of Gautama Buddha, which were obtained from Thaton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwesandaw_Pagoda

Bagan e-biking day tour (Dhammayangyi Pahto)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Shwesandaw Temple)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Shwesandaw Temple)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Shwesandaw Temple)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Shwesandaw Temple)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Shwesandaw Temple)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Shwesandaw Temple)


Dhammayangyi Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Bagan, Myanmar. Largest of all the temples in Bagan, the Dhammayan as it is popularly known was built during the reign of King Narathu (1167-1170). Narathu, who came to the throne by assassinating his father Alaungsithu and his elder brother, presumably built this largest temple to atone for his sins. The Dhammayangyi is the widest temple in Bagan, and is built in a plan similar to that of Ananda Temple. Burmese Chronicles state that while the construction of the temple was in the process, the king was assassinated by some Indians and thus the temple was not completed. Sinhalese sources however indicate that the king was killed by Sinhalese invaders. The temple's interior is bricked up for unknown reasons, thus only the four porches and the outer corridors are accessible.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhammayangyi_Temple

Bagan e-biking day tour (Dhammayangyi Pahto)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Dhammayangyi Pahto)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Dhammayangyi Pahto)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Dhammayangyi Pahto)

Bagan e-biking day tour (Dhammayangyi Pahto)




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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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