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Why Kon Daw Gyi is special ?
The Kondawgyi Temple in Bagan is located near the Thetkyamuni temple at Nyaung-U in Bagan. Compared to Thetkyamuni it also has a stupa spire above the terraces and the interior walls are adorned with paintings of fine floral patterns and Jataka stories with lines of Burmese writing identifying them. The temple was constructed in the 13 th century and it is also know as the Great Royal Mount, from the top of this temple you have some nice views. The temple is famous for its ink writing. The story of the future Buddha receiving prediction from the 28 Buddhas and important events of the Buddha's life are depicted with captions in ink writing.
What to explore at Kon Daw Gyi?
The Kondawgyi Temple is a temple facing east. A zedi stands on its brick image house. Inside the image house are fine frescoes. On the walls of devotional hall are depicted eight scenes of the Buddha's life and scenes of 550 Jatakas. In the frescoes on the ceiling of the main hall are beautiful floral designs figures of birds and couples of animals. Owing to the earth quake of 1975, about 30 percent of the beautiful frescoes on the ceiling had fallen off. The plaster mouldings are excellent art works. They include figures of devas, nagas and ogres clutching floral garlands.
How to get to Kon Daw Gyi?
Kon Daw Gyi temple is located in Nyaung-U area which just 15 minutes driving from Nyaung U Airport. Taxi and horse cart is available to take you there.
- Fine frescoes
- Eight scenes of the Buddha's life
- Scenes of 550 Jatakas.
- Beautiful floral designs
- Excellent art works
Nyaung-U Myanmar (Burma)