Attractions in Bagan

Thatbinnyu Pagoda

History and Background

Thatbinnyu Temple is located in the southeast corner of Bagan’s city wall and was built in 1144 A.D by King Alaung Sithu, the grandson of King Kyansittha. Calling it majestic will not be an overstatement. It towers above all the nearby temples and can be seen clearly while riding a hot air balloon or from the viewing tower. This is the highest temple of Bagan and rises to a height of 61 metres above the ground level.

Why should visit

Among the famous temples in Myanmar, Thatbinnyu is the tallest structure and a must visit place in Bagan. It towers above all the nearby temples and can be seen clearly while riding a hot air balloon or from the viewing tower. This was one of the first 2-storey pagodas of Bagan. The temple has a square base on which the first and the second storey stands. The top of both the storeys has three receding terraces. Each terrace has a small stupa on each of its 4 corners. Its architectures and structure reflect the old history of the Burma People and their culture.

When

The best time to visit is in the morning or an hour before the sunset to get magnificent view of Bagan Beautifully.

HOW TO GET THERE

  • Bagan is easily accessible by air, land, boat and train. In Bagan, there are also e-bikes, horse carts and tut tuts which can easily rent for a day travel in Bagan.