Dhammayazika Pagoda, Bagan

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  • Nice outlook from Dhammayazika, isnt it?
    Nice outlook from Dhammayazika, isnt it?
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  • Enjoying the view over Bagan from Dhammayazika
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    Dhammayazika Pagoda

    by tremendopunto Updated Dec 4, 2007

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    the end of the road - Dhammayazika Paya
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    Dhammayazika is one of my favourites. The huge golden pagoda is surrounded by a parklike walled area with plenty of colourful flowers and shady trees, that you will enjoy after a long ride through the dusty area under the burning sun. 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.

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    Day 1: Dhammayazika pagoda (2)

    by hydronetta Written Jan 7, 2007

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    terracota jataka legends
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    On each side of the pagoda, there is a small temple housing an image of Buddha. The fifth temple is placed with the future becoming Buddha. All the five names of the Buddha are Kakusandha, Konagamana, Kassapa, Gotama and Metteyya.
    The terracotta tiles depicting jataka legends (folklore and mythic literature, primarily associated with the Theravada Buddhist tradition) set into terraces here are in good conditions

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    DAY 1: Dhammayazika pagoda (1)

    by hydronetta Written Jan 7, 2007

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    Dhammayazika pagoda was the first one we visited. It is located in the West Pwasaw region and belongs to a group of more remoted pagodas. As you can climb on its terrace you can get your first views over Bagan, a sight which leaves you speechless about how big and beautiful the area is.
    Dhammayazika in Pali (ancient language) means "Pertaining the King of Law”. The p[agoda was built in 1198 to enshrine the relics brought by King Narapatisithu from the King of Sri Lanka.
    The structure of Dhammayazika Pagoda has pentagonal terraces instead of the usual Bagan pagodas, the square base. On each side of the pagoda, there is a small temple housing an image of Buddha. The fifth temple is placed with the future becoming Buddha. All the five names of the Buddha are Kakusandha, Konagamana, Kassapa, Gotama and Metteyya.
    The terracotta tiles depicting jataka legends (folklore and mythic literature, primarily associated with the Theravada Buddhist tradition) set into terraces here are in good conditions

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