Thatbyinnyu Temple in Bagan

By Heather Farish

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Thatbyinnyu Temple in Bagan

Bagan in Burma was once the capital of several ancient kingdoms of Burma. By the end of the 1200s, built over 230 years, there was supposedly 4446 temples on the plain next to the Irrawaddy River. Earthquakes, floods & thieves have left about 2200 temples and pagodas today. Thatbyinnyu is the tallest temple at 61 m andd was completed in the 12th century.

Keywords:   Thatbyinnyu temple stone bas relief Buddha Buddhist Plain Bagan Pagan Burma Myanmar Irrawaddy Ayeyarwady river