|Type of monument||Type II Temple|
|Location||South of Thetkyamuni|
|Region||Nyaung U & Wetkyi-In|
|Monument Number||151/ 122 A|
Kondaw Gyi Paya is situated on a mound south of Thet Kya Muni Paya.
It is a temple facing east. A zedi stands on its brick image house. Inside the image house are fine frescoes. On the walls of devotional hall are depicted eight scenes of the Buddha’s life and scenes of 550 Jatakas.
In the frescoes on the ceiling of the main hall are beautiful floral designs figures of birds and couples of animals.
The story of the future Buddha receiving prediction from the 28 Buddhas and important events of the Buddha’s life are depicted with captions in ink writing. Owing to the earth quake of 1975, about 30 percent of the beautiful frescoes on the ceiling had fallen off. The plaster mouldings are excellent art works. They include figures of devas, nagas and ogres clutching floral garlands.
Unique Stucco Curving of Kondawgyi Temple
Kondawgyi Temple (Google Map)
Glimpse of Glorious Bagan, Universities Historical Research Centre, Yangon, Myanmar, The University Press, 1996
Pictorial Guide to Pagan, Ministry of Culture, Yangon, Myanmar, The Printing and Publish Corporation, Reprint 1975
The Pagodas and Monuments of Bagan, Vol. 1, Translated by Dr Khin Maung Nyunt, Ministry of Information, Yangon, Myanmar, Graphic Training Centre (G.T.C), 1995
The Pagodas and Monuments of Bagan , Vol. 2, English Text by Dr Khin Maung Nyunt, Ministry of Information, Yangon, Myanmar, Graphic Training Centre (G.T.C), 1998Return to Top