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Mee Nyein Gone temple in 360°

Not much is known about the 12th century Mee Nyein Gone (or Mi Nyein Gon) Temple, even the name of its founder is unknown.  Literally its name means „the hill where the fire extinguishes".

1. What to see

It has a square type base and a small stupa on top of it. Inside narrow passage ways lead to the main hall where a large sitting Buddha Image is to be found. Again, the stunning panoramic view especially at sunset from the terrace of the temple is the real attraction.

 

2. When to see

The temples of Bagan can be visited from sunrise till sunset. Please note that terraces of popular sunset spots might get closed.

 

3. Location
4. Nearby monuments

Mahazedi Pagoda is a not-frequently visited brick pagoda dating back to the 13th century. It consists of very steep rectangular terraces surmounted by a bell-shaped dome which continues into a finial of concentric rings.

Myin Pya Gu is a rarely visited 11th century temple, a mixture of cave-like and stupa-like temples. Its layout is rectangular with projections on each side. On the west side, this projection forms the entrance. The base unit is topped by three layers of terraces and the imposing stupa. Inside the walls are lined with niches holding life-size figures of Buddha. Historians believe that the temple was either built at the end of Anawrahta’s reign or the beginning of Sawlu’s.


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