Tayoke Pyae Paya (539/ 295 A)

 

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Type of monument Type II Temple
Location  
Region Minnanthu
Built by King Narathihapate
Date 12th Century
Monument Number 539/ 295 A

Tayoke Pyae Temple (539/ 295 A)

Tayok Pye is a large temple in extreme cases of the group of Minnanthu. It was built by Narathihapate (1256-1287) also known as the king who fled from the Mongolian invasion. This is the meaning of Tayok Pye in Myanmar. The king was not able to complete the temple.

It is a beautiful temple decorated with much smoothness, and which does not show this king directing an empire in crumbs. The temple has two levels. It can be imagined surrounded by a superstructure out of wood. The enameled decoration is particularly interesting with many plates intended to receive the jatakas. The characters in stucco who decorate his frontage are enough rare to be mentioned.


Tayoke Pyae Temple (Narathihapate Hpaya) (Google Map)


Reference Books:

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), 1998

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