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|Type of monument||Type III Temple (Gu Paya)|
|Location||North of Thabyinnyu|
|Built by||King Narathihapate|
|Date||A D 1284|
This large image of the Buddha is known as the Thandawgya, “Within Hearing of the Royal Voice,” because it was said to be situated not too far from the royal palace. The seated image, 19 feet 6 inches high, was erected by King Narathihapate (1256-1287).
It was usual, in the brick and stucco images of this type, to fix the image in position by having a wooden shaft pass through the centre of the torso and to secure it to the back wall by means of a plank whose end was perforated to hold the shaft.
Thandawgya Buddha Image (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