Over 100-year-old three-storey monastery in Sagu intact with ancient artworks

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The three-storey monastery are seen with its rich ancient artworks.

The three-storey monastery in Sagu has been intact for more than 100 years with excellent and beautiful ancient artworks.
The monastery was built and donated on 6th Waxing of Nayon 1266 Myanmar era, by then governor U Hsaing and Daw Ngwe, their son town administrator U Theik and his wife Ma Yoe and their daughter Ma Wat. Their donations included the Hmangin Yokesone monastery and KanU monastery.
The three-storey monastery has 172 posts, built with 136 feet in length and 72 feet in width. Each post has been sculptured with ancient royal plays such as Culapaduma Zat and Utayna Zat. The sculptures are exquisitely illustrated and carved out of the characters picked up from the royal plays.
In Myanmar, there are numerous monasteries depicting scenes from 550 Jataka (Buddhological stories) and Dhammapada. Monasteries decorated with wooden sculptures are called Yotesone Kyaung in Myanmar. The most prominent monasteries are Mandalay Shweinpin monastery, Sagaing monastery, Salin monastery, Salay monastery in Magway Region, Hmangin monastery and the three-storey monastery. — Zeyar Htet (Minbu)/KZW

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