Htilominlo Pahto

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Lynkster
Australia253 contributions
Dec 2019
Still impressive after 8 centuries, Htilominlo is still actively in use as a place of worship by local inhabitants. A market (geared to tourists) is situated within the enclosing walls. Currently the top floor is undergoing restoration and conservation work, though you can still walk around the main interior corridor with the four Buddha statues at each side. Some murals and original carvings still remain, though in the past, some garish "renovation" added grilled gates to the entrance. As always, dress modestly (no exposed shoulders or knees), and be barefooted upon entry.
Written January 5, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
Feb 2020
Htilominlo Pahto was built by King Nataungmyar, the son of King Narapatisithu. the meaning of "Hti" is "Umbrella", "Min" is "King" and "Lo" is "need". This temple has finest 13th century architecture style. Some parts are renovation.This is also one of the largest temple in Bagan.
Written March 19, 2020
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staledale
1,285 contributions
Feb 2019
The exterior of this temple is truly stunning. Unfortunately, they're are a lot of vendors hawking their wares which really detracts from the sacredness of this holy place. Very cool interior with frescos; one entrance inside as I recall.
Written January 19, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,085 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
I very much liked my first visit to Bagan 3.5 months ago, so (with the low airfares) I came back to Bagan to continue looking at the very beautiful temples, statues, murals, and architecture that Bagan area has to offer. I was also lucky enough to get another good guide to tell me of the history of the temples.

This is a 46-metres high temple, comprised of three-storeys, mostly built in about 1218. It is the great pagoda of the imperial throne of the Bagan dynasty who inherited the spirit of the Buddha. Legend has it that the emperor of Bagan has four sons [In another version of the legend, the emperor had five sons; however, the selection process between legends is fairly similar.], the youngest son is the most intelligent and capable, and the emperor is interested in his younger son, and is afraid of the other three sons. After praying to the Buddha, he received the revelation that the four sons were seated in the four directions of the north and the south of the east and the west, and the emperor made a special canopy in the middle, and said that the prince did not make a prince while the canopy did not fall. When it fell, it pointed to the youngest son, which prince is the heir to the throne chosen by the Buddha. As a result, the young prince succeeded and built this large pagoda, which was built according to the four directions in the southeast and northwest of the Buddha, three of which were past Buddha, and a secular Buddha, that is, Shakyamuni Buddha. The present world Buddha is in the east of the tower, that is, the position of the young prince at that time, and the directions of the three Buddhas in the three elder brothers. Each Buddha is connected by a channel and is lit by a carved window with a wisp of air. There are various statues of Buddha and senior monks on the walls and ceilings of the tower. The tower is made of red brick and was plastered with stucco, much of which has fallen off. The stucco contains various carvings of mythical creatures. The walls are painted with colourful murals. Although it is old, it is simple and elegant.
Written November 28, 2017
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,340 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
Myanmar is a culturally dynamic country studded with rich heritage and archaelogical insight.

It was an unique immersive experience cycling among the picturesque and stunning archaelogical zone of stupas and pagodas It was as if transcending through time tunnel to the meditative holy world of Theravada Buddhism.

I cycled from Nyaung U along Bagan-Nyaung U road and this inviting temple was the first impressive pagoda that stood near the left side of the road with a very prominent signage directing me to visit her.

Outside the pagoda was a minimarket selling souvenirs. The scene was atmospheric, somehow different from most pagodas that appears desolated and abandoned. It was one of the greatest temples that dominates the northern group along this road.

This temple was built by King Nantaungmya, the son of a concubine. He was fortunate to ascend the throne among a whole line of other legitimate successors. The temple commemorated his ascent to the throne.

The red brick soaring triumphant temple has a tapering central spire that extended 150 ft into the sky. The arches and doorways are decorative with ornate stone carving and stucco. In term of enormity, the temple dwarfs that of Thatbyinnyu, Bulethi, Gawdawpalin and Shwezigon.

There are four gilded Buddha statues in the temple interior. Devotees were seen praying to the Buddha as I entered the building.

You will not miss this temple as the directional signboard is prominently display along the road when you cycled your way down the road. It deserved a visit.
Written April 25, 2017
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Mandy
Bangkok, Thailand71 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
More than 10 temples I have visited, this is one of my most favorite temple. Lucky that our guide shows us the best spot (At the back of the temple) where we go up to the 2nd floor of old building temple and take beautiful Htilominlo background there. It's not too crowded, the design is beautiful. If you confuse which temples you choose visit, Add this one on your lists. Highly Recommended.
Written August 23, 2016
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ElenSun-Hi
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia146 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
I am not sure why, but I find that this is easily the most calming temple that I've been to. The gentle breeze, the bells slowly chiming, the monks walking about, the faithful Buddhists offering up their prayers, the narrow paths, I love it.
Written December 1, 2015
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3Kells
Kimberly, ID1,583 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
This is a very striking 3-storeys red brick structure. The square base is 140ft. across on each sides. The imposing central spire is over 150ft tall.
Due to earthquake damages, visitors are not allowed into the upper levels. But there is plenty to see on the ground level. Within the sanctuary walls there are many arched recesses with small Buddha images. The faded remains of ancient frescoes line the walls and ceilings. In the terrace, are some remains of glazed terracotta plaques depicting scenes of Buddha's previous lives. Look up more details in the Asian Historical Architecture website.

The courtyard is lined with gift shops selling local crafts; Laquer-ware, hand-woven fabric by long-necked hill-tribes, teak carvings, faux antiques, costume-jewellery, trinkets etc.
Beware: if you snap photos of the long-necked hill-tribes they will demand "Lucky-money". Other vendors are also very pushy. If you so much as look at their direction, they will swarm and pester you to buy, buy, buy. These aggressive commercial aspect really cheapen and ruined the atmosphere.
Written October 29, 2014
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines15,280 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
When I started the temple tour in Old Bagan, the horse cart driver brought me to Htilominlo Pahto. It is a 2-storey building made of red bricks. I saw other tourists climbing the stairway all the way to the top so I followed. This temple offers a good view of the Plains of Bagan so I took the opportunity to click my camera for my first shots. Definitely a good way to start the Temple Tour and see other temples from a distance.
Written May 21, 2014
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Smeets P
London, UK9,403 contributions
Mar 2014 • Solo
Htilominlo is the last Myanmar style temple build in Bagan and is one of the largest temples of Bagan that was built about 1221 AD by King Nandaungmya. It's a two-storied building structure stands 50 meters above the ground and this temple has fine plaster carvings on the arch-pediments, pilaster and frieze. There are nice views of Bagan from this Pagoda.
Written May 6, 2014
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