This monument, built in the 12th century by King Alaungsithu, is a transitional temple, standing between the Early Style of the Ananda and the Late Style of the Gawdawpalin. It is one of the earliest double-storeyed temples.
Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan, rises to 66 metres, standing proudly on the plain and is located just inside the southeastern corner of the old city wall. It was built by King Alaungsithu in the middle of 15th century.
Lengthy corridors and chambers within the temple are worth exploring. And the flamboyant doorways are also worth a snap. This temple represents a transition from the Mon period to a new architectural style that would soon be followed at the Sulamani, the Gawdawpalin, and at the Htilominlo Temple.
This magnificence temple built in 1411 by King Alaungsithu is a good example of Bagan middle-period style. This tall temple (207ft up) was named for the omniscience of the Buddha. One of the Bagan´s earliest double-storey temples, it consists of two boxy-storeys with terraces rimmed with spires and a central golden stupa or Sikhara.
Thatbyinnyu Temple was built by King Alaungsithu in 1144 AD. It is 61 metres high from the base to the jewelled vane. It is the highest structure in Bagan.
There are four terraces that can be accessed by a narrow stairway. There are also two dwarapala (guardians) at the entrance. (see second photo)
The highest temple in Bagan, the "omniscient" temple rises to 61 metres (200 feet) and was built by Alaungsithu around the mid-12th century. Repairs to earthquake damage were being completed in 1979. Slightly south-west of the Thatbyinnyu in a monastery compound there is stone supports which once held the temple's huge bronze bell. North-east of the temple stands a small "tally pagoda" which was built of one brick for every 10,000 bricks used in the main temple
Pic 1 - The highest building in bagan, aka the omniscient temple.
Pic 2 - Tally zedi, for every 10000 bricks used to construct Thatbyininyu, one brick is used to this zedi.