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Sunrise at Bagan with the silhouettes of Dhammayangyi and Sulamani Temples and hot air balloons flying over the archaeological zone

Balloon over Dhammayangyi Temple.

 

Dhammayangyi is the largest temple in Bagan. Unlike other temples that look tall and elegant, Dhammayangyi appears stout with its pyramid shape and dome-like top. The temple is shrouded in mystery as its entire innermost passage was intentionally filled with brick rubbles centuries ago.

 

As I step into the temple, a pungent stench of bats' urine assaults my nasal senses. The high ceiling and poor natural lighting in the temple make it a favourite sanctuary for the bats during the day. At every temple, I always turn left and visit the four Buddha images in a clockwise direction. Despite the stench and the squeals from the bats, I want to do the same at Dhammayangyi. I am about halfway through as I turn the second corner. The passageway in front of me looks long and dark. The squeaky sounds from the bats originate from the high niche halfway down the corridor and are particularly loud. I proceed tentatively. I am alone and it feels really spooky. The eerie squeals get louder the closer I am to the central niche. Then my courage flees and I run back to the corner. I try to calm down and make another attempt. I abort it again and finally exit the temple. Fresh air and sunlight never feel so good.

 

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Aerial view of Dhammayangyi temple from a hot air balloon floating over the plains of Bagan, Myanmar.

Balloon over Dhammayangyi Temple.

 

Dhammayangyi is the largest temple in Bagan. Unlike other temples that look tall and elegant, Dhammayangyi appears stout with its pyramid shape and dome-like top. The temple is shrouded in mystery as its entire innermost passage was intentionally filled with brick rubbles centuries ago. As I step into the temple, a pungent stench of bats' urine assaults my nasal senses. The high ceiling and poor natural lighting in the temple make it a favourite sanctuary for the bats during the day. At every temple, I always turn left and visit the four Buddha images in a clockwise direction. Despite the stench and the squeals from the bats, I want to do the same at Dhammayangyi. I am about halfway through as I turn the second corner. The passageway in front of me looks long and dark. The squeaky sounds from the bats originate from the high niche halfway down the corridor and are particularly loud. I proceed tentatively. I am alone and it feels really spooky. The eerie squeals get louder the closer I am to the central niche. Then my courage flees and I run back to the corner. I try to calm down and make another attempt. I abort it again and finally exit the temple. Fresh air and sunlight never feel so good.

Sunrise over Dhammayangyi temple at Bagan, Burma.

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Bagan formerly Pagan is an ancient city from the 9th to 13th centuries,. The city was the capital of Myanmar. Bagan is one of Myanmar’s main attractions. It was the capital of Bagan empire, where Theravada Buddhism was the main religion. The area also known as the Bagan Archaeological Zone, occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area. Marco Polo described Bagan as one of the finest sights in the world. Despite centuries of neglect, looting, erosion, regular earthquakes, not to mention questionable restoration, this temple-studded plain remains a remarkably impressive and unforgettable vision. Bagan’s kings commissioned more than 4000 Buddhist temples. Myauk Guni Temple is also located in Old Bagan. It was built by the Queen Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was a powerful Queen in the Bagan history. A stone inscription was found inside the temple describing about the donation of the temple, land and slaves by the Queen. Also there were curses to whoever destroys the temple.

 

During our visit to Bagan, we rented a bicycle and were allowed to drive along any Buddhist temple. The Myauk Guni Temple is located Southwest of Dhammayangyi in Old Bagan. It's build in A.D 1241.

 

De stad Bagan is één van de vroegere hoofdsteden van Myanmar, en is gesticht in het jaar 849. Het was de hoofdstad van het Bagan-rijk, waar het Theravada-boeddhisme het belangrijkste geloof was. Bagan is één van de absolute top bezienswaardigheden van Myanmar. Een reis naar Myanmar zonder tussenstop in Bagan is gewoonweg ondenkbaar. Bagan wordt niet voor niets vaak op één lijn geplaatst met Angkor. Bagan, dat is 42 km² bezaaid met tempels. Er zijn er meer dan 4400 in totaal. Dat is waanzinnig veel. Ondanks dat deze rijkdom al lang is verdwenen worden er tegenwoordig nog steeds nieuwe tempels bijgebouwd. In 1975 zijn er echter veel tempels afgebroken bij een grote aardbeving in Myanmar en vandaag de dag zijn nog steeds niet alle gebouwen hersteld. Tijdens ons bezoek aan Bagan huurden we fietsen. We fietsen langs alle bijzondere boeddhistische tempels in Bagan. De Myauk Guni Temple is ook gelegen in het oude Bagan. Het werd gebouwd door Koningin Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was een daadkrachtige koningin in de Bagan geschiedenis. Een stenen inscriptie werd gevonden in de tempel en beschreven over de donatie van de tempel, land en slaven door de koningin. Ook waren er vloeken aan diegene die de tempel vernietigd hadden. Tijdens zonsondergang zit je altijd goed bij Myauk Guni, net ten zuiden van de immense Dhammayangyi Pahto. Vind je weg naar de hoogste verdieping voor een fraai uitzicht in de richting van Old Bagan en de ondergaande zon.

 

A sand painter on the eastern hall of Dhammayangyi Pahto in Bagan Myanmar. There are many good painters I met in Bagan and they are using sand to add gritty dimension to their craft. Dhammayangyi is the largest temple on the plains of Bagan and from a distance, it resembles the early step pyramids of Egypt. All four sides have different set of Buddha and this one is a painted Buddha statue.

 

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Bagan formerly Pagan is an ancient city from the 9th to 13th centuries,. The city was the capital of Myanmar. Bagan is one of Myanmar’s main attractions. It was the capital of Bagan empire, where Theravada Buddhism was the main religion. The area also known as the Bagan Archaeological Zone, occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area. Marco Polo described Bagan as one of the finest sights in the world. Despite centuries of neglect, looting, erosion, regular earthquakes, not to mention questionable restoration, this temple-studded plain remains a remarkably impressive and unforgettable vision. Bagan’s kings commissioned more than 4000 Buddhist temples. Myauk Guni Temple is also located in Old Bagan. It was built by the Queen Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was a powerful Queen in the Bagan history. A stone inscription was found inside the temple describing about the donation of the temple, land and slaves by the Queen. Also there were curses to whoever destroys the temple.

 

During our visit to Bagan, we rented a bicycle and were allowed to drive along any Buddhist temple. The Myauk Guni Temple is located Southwest of Dhammayangyi in Old Bagan. It's build in A.D 1241. Beautiful vista at Myauk Guni.

 

De stad Bagan is één van de vroegere hoofdsteden van Myanmar, en is gesticht in het jaar 849. Het was de hoofdstad van het Bagan-rijk, waar het Theravada-boeddhisme het belangrijkste geloof was. Bagan is één van de absolute top bezienswaardigheden van Myanmar. Een reis naar Myanmar zonder tussenstop in Bagan is gewoonweg ondenkbaar. Bagan wordt niet voor niets vaak op één lijn geplaatst met Angkor. Bagan, dat is 42 km² bezaaid met tempels. Er zijn er meer dan 4400 in totaal. Dat is waanzinnig veel. Ondanks dat deze rijkdom al lang is verdwenen worden er tegenwoordig nog steeds nieuwe tempels bijgebouwd. In 1975 zijn er echter veel tempels afgebroken bij een grote aardbeving in Myanmar en vandaag de dag zijn nog steeds niet alle gebouwen hersteld. Tijdens ons bezoek aan Bagan huurden we fietsen. We fietsen langs alle bijzondere boeddhistische tempels in Bagan. De Myauk Guni Temple is ook gelegen in het oude Bagan. Het werd gebouwd door Koningin Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was een daadkrachtige koningin in de Bagan geschiedenis. Een stenen inscriptie werd gevonden in de tempel en beschreven over de donatie van de tempel, land en slaven door de koningin. Ook waren er vloeken aan diegene die de tempel vernietigd hadden. Tijdens zonsondergang zit je altijd goed bij Myauk Guni, net ten zuiden van de immense Dhammayangyi Pahto. Vind je weg naar de hoogste verdieping voor een fraai uitzicht in de richting van Old Bagan en de ondergaande zon.

 

Dhammayangyi Temple is the most massive structure in Bagan which has a similar architectural plan to Ananda Temple. It was built by King Narathu (1167-70), who was also known as Kalagya Min, the 'king killed by Indians'. The temple is located about a kilometer to the southeast of the city walls directing Minnanthu.

 

After murdering his own king father, Narathu ascended the throne of Bagan and due to that, he built this temple. It is said that Narathu oversaw the construction himself and that masons were excecuted if a needle could be pushed between bricks they had laid. But he never completed the construction because he was assassinated before the completion. It was said that he was displeased by the Hindu rituals and one of them who made those rituals was the Indian princess who was the daughter of Pateikkaya. So he executed her for such reasons. The princess's father wanted revenge for his innocent daughter and sent 8 officers in the disguise of Brahmans and assassinated Narathu in this very temple.

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Bagan formerly Pagan is an ancient city from the 9th to 13th centuries,. The city was the capital of Myanmar. Bagan is one of Myanmar’s main attractions. It was the capital of Bagan empire, where Theravada Buddhism was the main religion. The area also known as the Bagan Archaeological Zone, occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area. Marco Polo described Bagan as one of the finest sights in the world. Despite centuries of neglect, looting, erosion, regular earthquakes, not to mention questionable restoration, this temple-studded plain remains a remarkably impressive and unforgettable vision. Bagan’s kings commissioned more than 4000 Buddhist temples. Myauk Guni Temple is also located in Old Bagan. It was built by the Queen Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was a powerful Queen in the Bagan history. A stone inscription was found inside the temple describing about the donation of the temple, land and slaves by the Queen. Also there were curses to whoever destroys the temple.

 

During our visit to Bagan, we rented a bicycle and were allowed to drive along any Buddhist temple. The Myauk Guni Temple is located Southwest of Dhammayangyi in Old Bagan. It's build in A.D 1241. From temple you have a great viewpoint on the 4000 temples scattered across the sacred plain. The Dhammayangyi in centre is a very large square single story pyramidal temple with six monumental ascending exterior terraces. Oriented toward the east, the Dhammayangyi's brickwork is finely crafted—perhaps it is the finest in Bagan.

 

De stad Bagan is één van de vroegere hoofdsteden van Myanmar, en is gesticht in het jaar 849. Het was de hoofdstad van het Bagan-rijk, waar het Theravada-boeddhisme het belangrijkste geloof was. Bagan is één van de absolute top bezienswaardigheden van Myanmar. Een reis naar Myanmar zonder tussenstop in Bagan is gewoonweg ondenkbaar. Bagan wordt niet voor niets vaak op één lijn geplaatst met Angkor. Bagan, dat is 42 km² bezaaid met tempels. Er zijn er meer dan 4400 in totaal. Dat is waanzinnig veel. Ondanks dat deze rijkdom al lang is verdwenen worden er tegenwoordig nog steeds nieuwe tempels bijgebouwd. In 1975 zijn er echter veel tempels afgebroken bij een grote aardbeving in Myanmar en vandaag de dag zijn nog steeds niet alle gebouwen hersteld. Tijdens ons bezoek aan Bagan huurden we fietsen. We fietsen langs alle bijzondere boeddhistische tempels in Bagan. De Myauk Guni Temple is ook gelegen in het oude Bagan. Het werd gebouwd door Koningin Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was een daadkrachtige koningin in de Bagan geschiedenis. Een stenen inscriptie werd gevonden in de tempel en beschreven over de donatie van de tempel, land en slaven door de koningin. Ook waren er vloeken aan diegene die de tempel vernietigd hadden. Tijdens zonsondergang zit je altijd goed bij Myauk Guni, net ten zuiden van de immense Dhammayangyi Pahto. Vind je weg naar de hoogste verdieping voor een fraai uitzicht in de richting van Old Bagan en de ondergaande zon.

 

The great Dhammayangyi temple

Myanmar, Bagán

Bagan is deservedly one of the most famous archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. And owing to its location in one of the least popular countries in Asia, it's one of the least visited. From almost any point in Old Bagan pagodas fill your line of vision. There are presently 2,224 monuments from the original 4,446 that existed at the end of the 13th century. These monuments date from Bagan's "Golden Period", 1044 to 1287.

 

Taken just after sunrise & processed from a single RAW file. Challenging with a lot of haze of haze/mist on the horizon.

The Dhammayangyi (or Dhamma-yan-gyi) Pahto, extending approximately 255 feet on each of its four sides, is Bagan’s most massive shrine. There is considerable controversy over the identity of the builder and the construction of the building itself.

 

It probably was built by King Narathu (1167?-1170?) over a three year period to atone for his wicked rule. Yet some have attributed it to Narathu’s father and predecessor, Sithu I, who also built Thatbyinnyu. Legend suggests that Narathu met his end in a series of morbid events shortly after acceding to the throne. He had smothered his father and, shortly thereafter, his brother. After he had one of his wives (a former Indian princess and one of the wives of his father) executed for her Hindu hygienic rituals, he was assassinated by eight men, disguised as Brahmin priests, sent by the princess’ father.

Others, however, have suggested that his death came at the hands of a Ceylonese mission that not only killed the king but sacked the city and introduced Ceylonese influence into the architectural spirit of Bagan.

 

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Sunrise on the Dhammayangyi Temple. The largest of all the temples in Bagan - Myanmar.

One of the recurring themes during my travels is the rise and fall of great ancient empires. Walking in the shadows of these grandiose monuments of ages past, we're ever so often awed by the limitless potential and ingenuity of the human race, while at the same time forced to contemplate our (as human beings) own frailties or failings as socio-political entities.

 

Balloon over Dhammayangyi Temple.

 

Dhammayangyi is the largest temple in Bagan. Unlike other temples that look tall and elegant, Dhammayangyi appears stout with its pyramid shape and dome-like top. The temple is shrouded in mystery as its entire innermost passage was intentionally filled with brick rubbles centuries ago.

 

As I step into the temple, a pungent stench of bats' urine assaults my nasal senses. The high ceiling and poor natural lighting in the temple make it a favourite sanctuary for the bats during the day. At every temple, I always turn left and visit the four Buddha images in a clockwise direction. Despite the stench and the squeals from the bats, I want to do the same at Dhammayangyi. I am about halfway through as I turn the second corner. The passageway in front of me looks long and dark. The squeaky sounds from the bats originate from the high niche halfway down the corridor and are particularly loud. I proceed tentatively. I am alone and it feels really spooky. The eerie squeals get louder the closer I am to the central niche. Then my courage flees and I run back to the corner. I try to calm down and make another attempt. I abort it again and finally exit the temple. Fresh air and sunlight never feel so good.

Balloon over Dhammayangyi Temple.

 

Dhammayangyi is the largest temple in Bagan. Unlike other temples that look tall and elegant, Dhammayangyi appears stout with its pyramid shape and dome-like top. The temple is shrouded in mystery as its entire innermost passage was intentionally filled with brick rubbles centuries ago. As I step into the temple, a pungent stench of bats' urine assaults my nasal senses. The high ceiling and poor natural lighting in the temple make it a favourite sanctuary for the bats during the day. At every temple, I always turn left and visit the four Buddha images in a clockwise direction. Despite the stench and the squeals from the bats, I want to do the same at Dhammayangyi. I am about halfway through as I turn the second corner. The passageway in front of me looks long and dark. The squeaky sounds from the bats originate from the high niche halfway down the corridor and are particularly loud. I proceed tentatively. I am alone and it feels really spooky. The eerie squeals get louder the closer I am to the central niche. Then my courage flees and I run back to the corner. I try to calm down and make another attempt. I abort it again and finally exit the temple. Fresh air and sunlight never feel so good.

The view is of Dhammayangyi Temple built in the 13 th Century . Also known as haunted temple . Locals say that many ghost would come out and try to built the temple at night . There are many bats in the temple too. Shot from Shwesandaw pagoda after the sun has risen and so many balloons in flight across the sky . Bagan, Myanmar

Dhammayangyi Temple / ダマヤンヂー寺院

Bagan, Mandalay State, Myanmar

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Bagan formerly Pagan is an ancient city from the 9th to 13th centuries,. The city was the capital of Myanmar. Bagan is one of Myanmar’s main attractions. It was the capital of Bagan empire, where Theravada Buddhism was the main religion. The area also known as the Bagan Archaeological Zone, occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area. Marco Polo described Bagan as one of the finest sights in the world. Despite centuries of neglect, looting, erosion, regular earthquakes, not to mention questionable restoration, this temple-studded plain remains a remarkably impressive and unforgettable vision. Bagan’s kings commissioned more than 4000 Buddhist temples. Myauk Guni Temple is also located in Old Bagan. It was built by the Queen Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was a powerful Queen in the Bagan history. A stone inscription was found inside the temple describing about the donation of the temple, land and slaves by the Queen. Also there were curses to whoever destroys the temple.

 

During our visit to Bagan, we rented a bicycle and were allowed to drive along any Buddhist temple. The Myauk Guni Temple is located Southwest of Dhammayangyi in Old Bagan. It's build in A.D 1241. From temple you have a great viewpoint on the 4000 temples scattered across the sacred plain. The Dhammayangyi in centre is a very large square single story pyramidal temple with six monumental ascending exterior terraces. Oriented toward the east, the Dhammayangyi's brickwork is finely crafted—perhaps it is the finest in Bagan.

 

De stad Bagan is één van de vroegere hoofdsteden van Myanmar, en is gesticht in het jaar 849. Het was de hoofdstad van het Bagan-rijk, waar het Theravada-boeddhisme het belangrijkste geloof was. Bagan is één van de absolute top bezienswaardigheden van Myanmar. Een reis naar Myanmar zonder tussenstop in Bagan is gewoonweg ondenkbaar. Bagan wordt niet voor niets vaak op één lijn geplaatst met Angkor. Bagan, dat is 42 km² bezaaid met tempels. Er zijn er meer dan 4400 in totaal. Dat is waanzinnig veel. Ondanks dat deze rijkdom al lang is verdwenen worden er tegenwoordig nog steeds nieuwe tempels bijgebouwd. In 1975 zijn er echter veel tempels afgebroken bij een grote aardbeving in Myanmar en vandaag de dag zijn nog steeds niet alle gebouwen hersteld. Tijdens ons bezoek aan Bagan huurden we fietsen. We fietsen langs alle bijzondere boeddhistische tempels in Bagan. De Myauk Guni Temple is ook gelegen in het oude Bagan. Het werd gebouwd door Koningin Pwasaw. Queen Pwasaw was een daadkrachtige koningin in de Bagan geschiedenis. Een stenen inscriptie werd gevonden in de tempel en beschreven over de donatie van de tempel, land en slaven door de koningin. Ook waren er vloeken aan diegene die de tempel vernietigd hadden. Tijdens zonsondergang zit je altijd goed bij Myauk Guni, net ten zuiden van de immense Dhammayangyi Pahto. Vind je weg naar de hoogste verdieping voor een fraai uitzicht in de richting van Old Bagan en de ondergaande zon.

 

A temple that never been restored

Myanmar, Bagán

Hot air balloons rise above ancient temples and pagodas of Bagan Archaeological Zone at sunrise March 5, 2015. In the center is the Dhammayangyi temple, the largest in Bagan. Photo by Tim Chong.

The Dhammayangyi Temple is the widest temple in Bagan. Burmese chronicles state that while the construction of the temple was in the process, the king was assassinated and thus the temple was not completed.

Dhammayangyi Temple / ダマヤンヂー寺院

To the left the big temple is called Dhammayangyi Pahto

 

Interaktive panoramas from Bagan

Is this a skyline that makes you want to travel?

 

A Balloon drifts silently between the thousands of pagodas as the Burmese sun rises over Bagan. View from Mi-Nyein-Gon, towards Pa-Thar-Da, Dhammayangyi and Pyathadar (Pyathatgyi).

 

Mi-Nyein-Gon is Bagan Monument Number 1499.

Sin-Myar-Shin is Bagan Monument Number 1478.

Bagan Monument Number 1477.

Pa-tha-da-gu, Bagan Monument Number 1476

Pyathadar is Bagan Monument Number 803.

Dhammayangyi is Bagan Monument Number 771.

 

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