Thitsarwadi Temple (Thissa Wadi) :
Dating to 1334, the Thitsarwadi Temple also called Thitsa wadi or Thissa wadi is one of the middle-sized temples in Bagan (Burma). It lies in the southeastern part of the archaeological zone. Although Thitsarwadi temple is not one of the grandest temples, it is still worth a visit, as it is one of the few that has terraces to climb, and offers great views of the Bagan plain. It has been extensively renovated, mostly from the outside with decorations. Inside the temple are beautiful stucco work and interesting murals. On each side of a square pillar, in the middle of the building, is another statue of the Buddha.
If you want to photograph the Bagan plains then the terrace of this temple provides a perfect point of view.
Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.
The Bagan Archaeological Zone is a main attraction for the country’s nascent tourism industry. It is seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Bagan is the present-day standard Burmese pronunciation of the Burmese word Pugan, derived from Old Burmese Pukam. Its classical Pali name is Arimaddanapura. Its other names in Pali are in reference to its extreme dry zone climate: Tattadesa, and Tampadīpa. The Burmese chronicles also report other classical names of Thiri Pyissaya and Tampawaddy.
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