Attraction Ashe Petleik Pagoda New Bagan Myanmar (Burma) Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Ashe Petleik and Anauk Petleik Pagodas is special ?
The Ashe Petleik and Anauk Petleik Pagodas are two temples belong to the 11th century. In 1905, an excavating group revealed a twin 11th century pagodas near Thiripyitsaya village. The pagodas were built not on a solid base as expected, but on vaulted corridors, the walls of which were lined with hundreds of unglazed terracotta tiles illustrating scenes from the jatakas. New roofs were built over these twin tiers of tiles, many of which are still in excellent condition, particularly in the better preserved Anauk Petleik Paya. The buildings themselves are not very impressive but are of ancient architecture.
What to explore at Ashe Petleik and Anauk Petleik Pagodas?
The two Petleik pagodas are rather similar in form, but the Eastern pagoda is larger, in girth as well as in height. The name Petleik probably derives from the resemblance in shape of the dome and the finial to ear ornaments made of rolled gold leaves. The Western pagoda is betterpreserved and has a bell-shaped dome, with rings of moulding at the middle and towards the base. An unusual feature of the dome are the four deep niches at the cardinal points to house images of the Buddha. A damaged bowl-shaped disc rests on the dome in the Western pagoda, while in the Eastern pagoda a box-like relic chamber occupies the cor responding position. The finial which rises above is in the form of a truncated cone.
- A bell-shaped dome
- Rings of moulding at the middle
- Hundreds of terracotta Jataka
- Ornaments made of rolled gold leaves
- Best preserved land
Ashe Petleik Pagoda New Bagan Myanmar (Burma)
My son and I visited Ashe Petleik and Anauk Petleik Pagodas in December and it’s a unforgettable experience. The pogodar conserve all the historical and cultural value that was treasure for people of this interests. Here we explored the best preserved land with a bell shaped dome architecture and hundress of terracotta Jataka with many ornaments. What an interesting place. Should visit it!