Pilgrims can explore art of floral design using masonry in Shwenanyintaw monastic complex in Bagan

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Shwenanyintaw monastic complex is a must-place to be explored while going on a pilgrimage tour to Bagan-NyaungU Ancient Cultural Zone in Mandalay Region, according to an official of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Bagan Branch).
The brick building of Shwenanyintaw monastery inside the monastic complex is considered to be Theravada Buddhist academy. Although there’s no solid proof of inscriptions, architecture of the monastery might appear to be the late 12th Century AD. It is considered to have been constructed in the reign of King Narapati Sithu. The original old stone walls of the monastery have almost disappeared, featuring the small apartments for meditation and four classic pagodas on a small scale. Mahahtaygyi Temple is an ancient square pagoda as wooden religious buildings.
Now, only the brick foundation remains intact. The arts of floral design using masonry can be observed at the entrance and the inside of those pagodas.
Pilgrims can explore the arts and pay a visit to small pagodas inside the Shwenanyintaw monastic complex, the Dhammayangyi Temple in the south, Culamani Temple in the south east, Shwenanyintaw lake next to the monastery, Ywahtaunggyi Pagoda in the north and Ananda Temple in the northwest and 3,822 temples, stupas and pagodas in the Bagan cultural heritage site — Dipa Lin/EM

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