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  Le Htat Gyi Phaya

 

Myanmar

The ruins of Le Htat Gyi Phaya, i.e. the Four-storey Pagoda, located south of the ancient city of Ava, in the present-day district of Inwa towards Hanthawaddy.

 

It has today all but collapsed, yet the remaining part is still richly decorated with stucco bai sema-like ornaments that resemble lotus petals.

 

 

  Le Htat Gyi Phaya

 

  Le Htat Gyi Phaya

 

Each of those petals bears the image of a yaksha, the guardians of temples (fig.), in bas-relief, though some are today damaged.

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21°50'24.5"N 95°58'38.7"E