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Why Atwin Zigon Pagoda is special ?
Atwin Zigon is a pagoda in Bagan. As this Pagoda is located within the city walls and close to the Palace site, it comes to acquire the name "Atwin Zigon". Atwin Zigon is a double pagodas, one enclosing the other. The inner one was built by King Kunzaw Kyaung Hpyu. The outer one which enclosed the inner was built by King Kyanzittha. It is traditionally held that on the site of Atwin Zigon Paya, Shin Arahan, Min Maha Giri, Kyanzittha, Alaung Si thu and King Thet Min Katon of Rakhine in their previous existences, unitedly swore the oath of faithfulness to one another and to help one another when in trouble.
What to explore at Atwin Zigon Pagoda?
A square brick platform is based to set Atwin Zigon Paya and is a solid Pagoda a shrine on the northern terrace is dedicated to Myo Lei Sandi Devi and two wooden statues of two nat-spirit brothers can also be found near it. Surrounding the Atwin Zigo paya are two zedis on the south, Myet Taw Pyay Paya on the east, a stone Buddha statue and a decaying brick monastery on the north. It is also confirmed that Shin Arahan, Kyanzinttha Alaung Sithu, Rakhine King Thet Min Katan And min Maha Giri said the oath to keep faithful to one another and to give help when in need on the ground of Atwin Zigon Paya.
How to get to Atwin Zigon Pagoda?
Atwin Zigon Paya is located in Old Bagan, which can be accessible by taxi or horse cart from Nyaung U Airport, about 18 minutes driving.
- A square brick platform
- Two wooden statues of two nat-spirit brothers
- A stone Buddha statue
- A double pagodas
- Important historic site
Old Bagan Myanmar (Burma)
We visited the Atwin Zigon Pagoda in December and it’s our highlight of our Bagan trip. The pogodar was remarked by 2 wooden stautues of two nat-spirit brothers that was told in many historical stories of Bagan. The double pogoda was a very important site of history and culture. If you love exploring more about that, it’s your best choice.