This 12th century temple built by King Narapatisithu is about 60 metres high. From the upper terrace of the temple one can leisurely watch the sunset over the scenic beauty of the Ayeyarwaddy River with the backdrop of Tantkyitaung Hill and the panoramic view of ancient Bagan. The fading light gradually veils the ruined city of Bagan a “Bagan Sunset”, and one will never forget the trip in Myanmar.
Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyi-In)
It is a 13th century temple with a spire resembling the Mahabodhi temple at Budh Gaya. It is known for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the Jataka.
The Htilominlo Temple is one of the largest temple of Bagan. It was built about 1211 AD by Nandaungmya Min. It’s a double-storeged structure rising 50 metres above the ground. This temple is noted for its fine plaster carvings on the arch-pediments, frieze and pilaster.
It was built by King Anawrahta and completed by King Kyansittha in 1084. Shwezigon Pagoda is the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas. There are green glazed plaques depicting scenes from the Jataka. The pagoda festival is held from late October to early November.
The Bupaya Pagoda is a conspicuous landmark for travellers along the river. This pagoda with a bulbous dome resembling the “Bu” or gourd fruit is a favorite spot for visitors to watch the sunset.
This museum run by Archaeology Department is situated near the Ananda Temple. It has a collection of more than 2000 items including Buddha statues, stucco pieces, terra-cotta cups and pots.