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|Type of monument||Type III Temple (Zedi Pauk Gu)|
|Location||North of Minnanthu|
|Date||A D 1255|
|Monument Number||482/ 281|
Thambula Temple (482/ 281)
Built in 1255, this representative of a single-storeyed temple in the Late Style takes its name from its builder, Queen Thambula, consort of King Uzana (1249?-1256). However, the name Thambula-a name found in the chronicles- is perhaps not quite right. In the inscriptions it appears as Thonlula, the Myanmar rendition of the Pali Tilokacandadevi. Moon of the Three Worlds.
The Thambula is a square structure with porches on all four sides, and with receding terraces and a curvilinear spire above. The interior, well lit by two high, arched entrances, has mural paintings.
Thambula 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