Napya Temple with 13th century mural paintings in Bagan world heritage site attract visitors

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Napya Temple in Bagan ancient cultural region.

The visitors can study the mural paintings after paying homage Napya temple constructed in 13th Century AD and pagodas in Bagan ancient cultural zone in NyaungU Township of Mandalay Region.
The Napya Temple is two-terrace building. It faces west and consists of a prayer hall and Gandakuti chamber while there are two halls at the lower floor. There are four sitting-Buddha images facing four dimensions in the interior part of Gandakuti chamber. Moreover, the people can observe the mural paintings on the interior wall, according to the officials of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Bagan Branch).
To the east of Napya Temple, there is Myinpya Temple built by King Sawlu while Meenyeingo Temple in the north, Bagan Archaeological Museum, Gatawpalin pagoda by King Alaung Sithu and Bagan Palace site in the northwest, Mingala Zedi, Manuha pagoda, Mya Zedi and Gupyauknge pagoda in the south. The people can also observe the various structures of 3,822 stupas and temples in Bagan ancient cultural zone. — Dipa Lin/KTZH

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