Thatbyinnyu Temple

Thatbyinnyu Temple, Bagan

Thatbyinnyu Temple
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions
This nice pagoda is Within 2 km of Ananda Temple on the other side of the Tharabar Gate, is the majestic Thatbyinnyu Pagoda – towering above other nearby pagodas, which is visible from much of the Bagan plains. The square base of the temple is a Brick structure set on a low platform with three receding terraces on top of both the first and second storeys, and each terrace has a small stupa on each of its four corners. There were beautiful paintings made by the temple sellers. The stone painting drew most of our attention – the man crushes stone and makes painting using the stone powder.
Written February 20, 2020
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Lynkster
Australia253 contributions
One of the more memorable temples in Bagan - include this on your itinerary if you only want to do the greatest hits. It's recommended to visit this one early before you get too saturated from visiting one too many temples, in order to properly enjoy the architecture and size of this place. As always, there will be vendors selling souvenirs.
Written January 6, 2020
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,891 contributions
Couples
Thatbyinnyu is a large temple (even by Bagan standards).

The temple is beautifully lit at night and can be seen from miles away. The ancient temple still has many frescoes in the inside and should be included in any visit to the British site.

A personal favourite that sees the flower of life on the under side of some of the arches.
Written February 4, 2020
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,934 contributions
The temple is a grand one, albeit old. The best part of visiting the temple was actually the trip going from the sunrise observation spot to the temple, via horse carts, passing by some small temples where the carts would be stopped, for the tourists to take photos.
Written January 6, 2020
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Satyendra Garg
Port Blair, India6,490 contributions
Thatbyinnyu is the highest temple in Bagan, built of two white-coloured boxy storeys, each with three diminishing terraces rimmed with spires and leading to a gold-tipped sikhara which is 207ft high. Its monumental size and the looming height makes it a classic example of Bagan’s middle period. This temple was built in 1144 by Alaungsithu, and has terraces encircled by indentations for 539 Jataka stories.
In the vicinity of the temple is old city walls. There are trinket shops all around the temple. Particularly impressive were masks and colourful umbrellas.
Written October 20, 2019
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Jittima P
952 contributions
Friends
I like this place the most in Bagan. Due to the height, it can be seen everywhere. It is beautiful both in day time and night time.
Written January 26, 2020
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Jeff206
Samut Prakan, Thailand531 contributions
Solo
This was yet another major temple that was on my list of must see locations and it really can't be missed visually or otherwise. Thatbyinnyu is the biggest temple in all of Bagan and virtually towers above the trees and plains. It can be seen from many of the nearby areas and is a truly magnificent structure. You can also walk around the inside of the temple where there are a number of seated Buddhas along the walls.
Very beautiful temple though cool tops. The main colorization of this temple is a weathering white and black, yet there are still everlasting golden prangs protruding from the perimeter of the top plus the main prang which glitters in gold.
In short, a big temple located in Old Bagan that everyone must see. Probably my favorite temples among the entire town aside from Ananda Temple.
* If you're staying in New Bagan, it be reached by about a twenty minute bike ride. Or, you can just see it along with viewing the other temples in the area via horse and cart.
Written May 11, 2012
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
There are so many temples you can't regard them all as excellent, but you feel unfair saying just 'very good' sometimes. Just take the whole of Bagan as being a world wonder. At 61 metres, it is regarded as the tallest temple in Bagan, another very impressive sight.
Written February 13, 2020
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30-year-old in a 60 year old body!
Dallas, TX114 contributions
The 2nd tallest temple in Bagan, just be prepared for all the vendors all around the temple grounds.
Written December 7, 2019
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Francis Martino
Hirtshals, Denmark1,706 contributions
It is must place to visit if you are in Bagan, Myanmar.
It is not far from the famous Ananda temple. Then Nat Hlaung Monastery and Shwegu Gyi Temple is very closely located near of this .This structure of imposing majesty towers over other temples in the vicinity. The usual Buddha sculptures and some remains of wall paintings but it nice looking.With elaborately decorated stupas on all corners of this double storeyed temple, it has been built to signify the omniscience of Lord Buddha. The elevation literally inspires one to rise above the mundane and attain divinity. Very interesting place and can access horse crafts.It has a very steep staircase and was a popular sunrise and sunset spot until 2016, when the government banned climbing the pagoda for its preservation. There are people inside who will try to sell you things as in most places in Bagan (and Myanmar for that matter). It is a highest temple in the Bagan area. Worth a visit.
Written March 30, 2019
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