Pilgrims explore architecture, murals at Bagan’s No 1831 Cave Pagoda

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A front view of the No 1831 Cave Pagoda in Bagan's Ancient Cultural Zone.

People can study the structure of the No 1831 Cave Pagoda in the Bagan Ancient Cultural Heritage Zone of Mandalay Region including its architecture, stupas inside the temple and mural paintings, according to the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Bagan Branch).
The cave pagoda, No 1831 edifice in the Bagan region, is located in the Khayminga pagoda compound beside NyaungU-Bagan old road. There are five archways at the cave pagoda, there is a sitting Buddha image in the east archway while four standing Buddha images at the remaining four sides respectively.
The No 1831 Cave Pagoda with five archways was Eainyarkyaung constructed in the housing compound of King Narapati Sithu’s son Prince Kinkathu and his wife Nyaungyankyi Thamee (daughter of Nyaungyan Kyi).
It is also called Eainyarkyaung Ngamyathna Cave Pagoda. It has distinctive features of the Sinhalese-type structure.
Visitors can read the stone inscriptions of Nyaungyan Kyi Thamee at the Archeological Museum (Bagan). These are also depicted on the wall of the Eainyakyaung Ngamyathna Cave Pagoda.
The Khayminga pagoda is located in the south of No 1831 Cave Pagoda while Htilominlo pagoda, Shwelatetuu pagoda, Shweleikpauk pagoda, Thikya pagoda, Thikyahit pagoda, Upalithein in the east, Satumukha pagoda and Yinmana pagoda in the north, Min-Oh-Chantha pagoda, Minmhaw Yaza pagoda and Ananda temple in the west. — Dipa Lin/KTZH

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