Pya Tha Gyi Phaya (ပြာသာဒ်ကြီးဘုရား)
‘Great Tha Ash [Relic]
Name of a double
or double cave-type brick monastery in
built in the 13th Century AD in the
from 1235 to 1251 AD.
The temple is also referred to as
Pya Thet Gyi and Pya Tha Da. The architectural design of this
monastery has Indian influences and features broad corridors, a
ordination hall and expanded vaults that intersect with the
corridors, an exceptional building technique found only in this
monastery of the late Pagan Period.