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Dhammayangyi Temple is the largest temple in Bagan and has a dark history. It was built between 1167 and 1170 during the reign of King Narathu who ascended the throne after murdering his father King Alaungsithu and elder brother Min Shin Saw. (He later on...More
Impressive temple with a facinating story about death and murder. Not many people around on this heaty day. I get a little awestruck when I stand in front of an ancient structure like this. The pain, the hardship, the sacrifice, the beauty. Its all there.
Dhammayangyi Temple is a little out of the way but the largest temple in Bagan. Circa 1167-1170 and built by King Narathu, who came to the throne by murdering his father and elder brother so many consider that the temple has bad karma. That being...More
The biggest temple at Bagan with interesting story ,architectural building with ancient traditional cultural remembrances and the place I love most at Bagan.You must see it to know the greatness of Bagan Dynasty.You spend at least a day exploring the wonderful high ceilings,it is the...More
Dhammayangi is possibly the saddest of all the temples, the tyrant king who built it murdered his own father to get himself on the throne. He then felt bad and decided to build a massive temple - a particularly meritorious deed - to eliminate his...More
Situated on the Central Plain, a short ebike ride from Old Bagan along some fairly bumpy roads which can be a bit hairy; it is also a short walk from Shwesandaw. As it is one of the famous ones it does get somewhat busy but...More