Pilgrims explore No 1831 cave pagoda in Bagan, delving into its architecture, mural paintings

The people can study the structure of the No 1831 cave pagoda in the Bagan ancient cultural heritage region 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 Khaymingha 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 Nyaungyankyi). It is also called Eainyarkyaung Ngamyathna Cave Pagoda. It has distinctive features of the Sinhalese-type structure.
The visitors can read the stone instructions of Nyaungyankyi Thamee at the Archeological Museum (Bagan). These are also depicted on the wall of the Eainyakyaung Ngamyathna cave pagoda.
The Khaymingha pagoda is located to the south of No 1831 cave pagoda while Hteelominlo pagoda, Shwelatetuu pagoda, Shwelatepauk pagoda, Thikya pagoda, Thikyahit pagoda, Upalithein to the east, Satumukha pagoda and Yinmana pagoda to the north, Min-O-Chantha pagoda, Minmhaw Yaza pagoda and Ananda temple to the west. — Dipa Lin/KTZH

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