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Why Winido Temple is special ?
Winido, it is a group of temples. This place is seldomly visited and difficult to access. However some of these temples are interesting. Inside the Winido Temple are very remarkable paintings. These paintings are in the style of the late period of Bagan, decorative, delicate but also rather extravagant.They are in the contents similar to other paintings of the zone of Minnanthu. There are paintings of Jatakas on the walls of the entrance and the footprint of the Buddha on the vault of entry. Brahma and Sakka protect the entry. Two Bodhisattvas keep the furnace bridge, whereas the horoscope of the life of the Buddha appears on the vault.
What to explore at Winido Temple?
Winido is a group of temples, which is still difficult to access by travelers. Those who have set foot inside the Winido Temple have recounted that they have seen unique paintings of that era. In the furnace bridge the life of the Buddha is distributed on 3 wings. In the part of the Northern wing on the walls East and West, Buddha vis-a-vis Paranirvana. Buddha teaching 2 monks. Finally a usual scene of the combat against the army of Mara, and of paintings showing the teaching Buddha will sutras them. These temples are in general of small size with a square base.A 13th Century stone inscription tablet was found on which the donation of the temples were described.
How to get to Winido Temple?
Winido temple is located just across the Izza Gawna Pagoda. Visitors can reach the place by local taxi, horse cart or bicycle.
- Remarkable paintings of that era.
- Important historical site
- Style of the late period of Bagan
- A group of temples
- Unique architecture
Nyaung-U Myanmar (Burma)
We had great time at Winido Temple. What a great experience. The temple is an importand historical site of Bagan and is a typical of old Bagan architecture. We were interested in many remarkable painting of the ear and unique architecture. Visiting this place for different and special feeling. It’s our most meaningful moment at Bagan.