Sunday, 21 September 2014

Kyauktawgyi Paya

Situated just east of the U Bein's Bridge (the world's longest teak footbridge) on the outskirts of Mandalay, Kyauktawgyi Paya is known for its 19th century frescoes.

The vaulted ceilings and walls of the four entryways are covered with scenic images (temples, farms, palaces, mountains and forests), animals (elephants, cows), angels, demons, spirits, and Buddha's footprints.

If you're going to Amarapura to visit the bridge, I highly recommend you set aside an extra half an hour (or more) to enjoy the frescoes.

Kyauktawgyi Paya near Mandalay

Buddha's foot fresco

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