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Dhammayazika Pagoda

Attraction Bagan, Myanmar Published on: 13-11-2015

Rating

Time to visit

1 hours 30 mins

Opening hours

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Should visit at

08:30 AM

Should leave before

10:00 AM

Good for travellers

Second-time visit

Category

Attraction
Family
Kids
Architecture
Temple & Monument

Price range

15.00 USD

Dhammayazika Pagoda is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
The Dhammayazika Pagoda is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Pwasaw (located east of Bagan) in Burma. It was built in 1196 during the reign of King Narapatisithu.

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Why Dhammayazika Pagoda is special ?

The Dhammayazika Pagoda is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Pwasaw (located east of Bagan) in Burma. The pagoda was build by King Narapatisithu towards the end of the 12th century to enshrine a number of sacred Buddhist relics given to him by the King of Sri Lanka.


Dhammayazika or Dhammarajika in Pali means "Pertaining the King of Law". The inscription records say that in 1197 King Narapatisithu received four holy relics from the King of Sri Lanka and that he built this massive Pagoda in 1198 to enshrine Buddha’s holy relics. The structure of Dhammayazika Pagoda has five-sided temples, each containing a Buddha image. There are three receding terraces, ornamented with glazed Jataka plaques.


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What to explore at Dhammayazika Pagoda?

The structure of Dhammayazika Pagoda has pentagonal terraces instead of the usual Bagan pagodas, the square base.There are three receding terraces, ornamented with glazed Jataka plaques. On each side of the pagoda, there is a small temple housing an image of Buddha. The usual practice in most temples was to have four images facing the cardinal points, representing the four Buddhas of the present world cycle who have already attained Enlightenment. The pagoda is topped by a very large, impressive bell shaped fully gilded dome. The dome with horizontal concentric rings is beautifully decorated with several motifs, including lotus buds.

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Selling points

  • A Temple with Manageable steps
  • Unusual shape and worth a visit
  • One of the few five-sided stupas in the world
  • One of the more delightful and peaceful Pagodas
  • The Pagoda of the Myth
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Duration
7.0 days
Estimated
267.34 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
21 places

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Bagan, Myanmar

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Tips for you

  • The topfloor terrace is open to the public and offers a great view over the close ring of hundreds of small pagodas embracing Dhammayazika, and further out, over the plain with its orientation points like Dhammayangyi and Shwesandaw Paya.
    What to see
  • There is no entrance fee for the stupa because it is covered in the US$20 / Euro 20 entrance fee to the Bagan Archaeological Zone.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • You have to be appropriately dressed as a mark of respect to Buddhism.
    Costume
  • Because it is a little way away from the main visit areas, it has far fewer visitors, so you can look around without tripping over tourists or waiting for them to get onto their bus and leave.
    What to know
  • You should be respectful and remove your shoes, even if the temple its empty.
    Things to do
  • If you want to know details about this temple, take a Guide or Guidebook as there is a lot of history concerning this temple.
    Things to do

Reviews

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This temple is pretty far out of the way and is being restored (as of April 2013). I would check to see if the renovation is complete before you make the long journey out here. I suspect that it will be breath-taking when complete

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Crowded and dusty in the evening but great wiews to the west in sunset. Climbig to 4. or 5. floor is difficult.

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Bagan has so many temples and pagodas it is hard to differentiate one from the other at times. However this is certainly a different type of pagoda as it seems to be built in Sri Lankan style of architecture. The most important difference is however that it is a pentagonal rather than a square pagoda. Instead of the usual 4 images of Buddha in this Pagoda there are 5 Buddhas including a "future" Buddha. I am told there are good sunsets from this pagoda as well but I did not climb this one.

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This temple is pretty far out of the way and is being restored (as of April 2013). I would check to see if the renovation is complete before you make the long journey out here. I suspect that it will be breath-taking when complete

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