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  Minochantha Phaya

 

Myanmar

 

 

Minochantha Phaya Group is a temple complex in Bagan. The temple was commissioned around ca. 1112 AD by King Kyansittha (fig.), towards the end of his life, as a meritorious deed in an attempt to prolong his days after the king had fallen seriously ill. It was purportedly built to enshrine nine relics of the Buddha which the king had been sent by a Ceylonese king as a tribute. The main complex is built on a raised platform with a newer small wooden shrine. The group consists of several stupas many guarded by chinthe.
 

See also THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND and PANORAMA PICTURE.

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