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MyaZedi Pagoda

A four-sided pillar in a cage between the two monuments bears an inscription consecrating Gubyaukgyi. Myazedi inscription also Yazakumar Inscription or the Gubyaukgyi Inscription, inscribed in 1113, is the oldest surviving stone inscription of the Burmese. "Myazedi" means "jade stupa" ("zedi" being akin to the Pali "cetiya" and Thai "chedi"), and the name of the inscription comes from a pagoda located nearby.

Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple

The Gubyaukgyi (Great Painted Cave Temple) built to enshrine the golden image, is a fine temple in the Early Style, square, with a vestibule in the east. The temple is also noted for the paintings, which cover the walls of the vestibule, the corridor and the sanctum. These paintings are among the earliest now extant in Bagan.

Bagan Archaeological Museum

This Museum was first opened on the first October, 1979 and established in 1904. Over the years, many items were added until the small building could no longer properly display them. The building was then renovated, enlarged and opened to the public in 1979. The new museum is a complex of one octagonal main structure. Stone inscriptions are to be set up in three big open sheds and archeological objects are to be displayed in one octagonal main structure.

Manuha Temple

According to King Manuha's inscriptions, Manuha Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bagan,it is a rectangular building of two storeys temple built in Myinkaba by captive Mon King Manuha in 1067. The lithic inscription which recorded its history is now kept in the shed inside the Mandalay Palace Cily. According to that inscription the Manuha Buddha Image was made and dedicated by Manuha, king of Thaton.

Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple is considered as the nicest one in Bagan. The visit of Bagan will be not completed without Ananda temple. Itis built in 1105 AD during the reign (1084–1113) ofKing Kyanzittha. The temple was damaged in theearthquakeof 1975. However, it has been fully restored and is well maintained by frequent painting and whitewashing of the walls.

Sulamani Temple

The Sulamani Temple is one of the most-frequently visited in Bagan. It was built in 1183, under the reign of King Narapatisithu, a very prosperous time in Bagan. Sulamani Temple was restored after the 1975 earthquake, and utilises brick and stone, with frescoes in the interior of the temple. It was rebuilt in 1994.