Mural paintings at Apelyadana Temple attract local and foreign travellers in Bagan

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A Photo shows Apelyadana Temple in Bagan.

Travellers can observe mural paintings after visiting Apelyadana Temple, south of Myinkaba Village, beside old Bagan city-Chauk road, when they arrive in Bagan ancient cultural region of NyaungU Township in Mandalay Region, according to the officials of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum in Bagan.
Apelyadana Temple was built by King Kyansittha, according to the ink inscription found in the precinct of Thettawshay Pagoda in Bagan. Apelyadana Temple was built in 11th Century AD. Mural paintings in the temple feature the pictures of Mahayana Buddhism as well as that of Theravada Buddhism, gods of Hinduism and others. Further mural paintings depicting 550 Jataka stories of the Lord Buddha were also scripted in ink at the temple.
Travellers may pay visits to Nagayon Pagoda in the east of Apelyadan Temple, Soe Min Gyi brick monastery, Soe Min Gyi Pagoda, Kyaukmyethmaw Pagoda and Seinnyet Ama Pagoda in the south, Manuha Pagoda, Nan Pagoda, Myazedi Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Pagoda and ancient pagodas in the north. They can visit 3,822 other stupas and temples in different cultural heritages in Bagan. — Di Pa Lin/TTA

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