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HISTORY & MONARCHY

  

 

 

  Kyansittha

 

Myanmar

Statue of King Kyansittha (fig.), located at the West Gate of Ananda Phaya in Bagan (fig.), to the right front of the large standing image of the Gautama Buddha (fig.). He is the son of King Anawrahta (fig.), whose reforms he continued, especially with regards to Buddhism. He ruled Pagan from 1084 to 1113 AD, and is considered one of the greatest Burmese monarchs.