Manuha Temple of King Manuha in Bagan ancient cultural zone

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When travellers visit the Bagan-NyaungU ancient cultural zone in NyaungU Township of Mandalay Region, they can pay homage to Manuha Buddha image of King Manuha and study other 37 pagodas depicting 37 Bodhi Pakkhiya in Myinkabar village.
King Manuha, ruler of Thaton, constructed the Manuha Buddha temple in Bagan ancient cultural zone in 1059 AD while he was in imprisoned as prisoner of war of King Anawrahta. The temple was constructed with the inspiration of Hindu temple and there are 37 small pagodas on that temple. There is a large sitting-Buddha image in the centre of the temple and is surrounded by two medium-sized stupas while the Shinpin Thalyaung reclining Buddha image, is at the back. The rooms are barely large enough to contain the four images. It is believed that King Manuha wanted to express his frustration about his captivity.
To the north of the Manuha Temple is Mingalar Cedi while Mya Zedi, Gupyaukgyi pagoda, Shwe Zedi in northeast, Apeyadana pagoda, Nagayon pagoda, Kyaukmyathmaw pagoda, Sein Nyet Ama pagoda and Pyu Phayathonsu pagodas in the south and the pilgrims can see other various 3,822 temples and stupas in Bagan ancient cultural zone. — Dipa Lin/KTZH

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