Payathonzu Temple

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Payathonzu Temple
Bagan, Hpaya-thon-zu-Group.JPG
The Payathonzu Temple was recently renovated.
Payathonzu Temple is located in Myanmar
Payathonzu Temple
Shown within Myanmar
Basic information
Location Minnanthu village, Mandalay Region
Geographic coordinates 21°9′44″N 94°54′12″E / 21.16222°N 94.90333°E / 21.16222; 94.90333Coordinates: 21°9′44″N 94°54′12″E / 21.16222°N 94.90333°E / 21.16222; 94.90333
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism
Country Myanmar

The Payathonzu Temple (Burmese: ဘုရားသုံးဆူ [pʰəjá θóʊɴ zù]; literally "Temple of Three Buddhas") is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Minnanthu (southeast of Bagan) in Burma. It is unique in the sense that the temple consists of three temples conjoined through narrow passages. The interior of the temple contains frescoes, believed to be Mahayana and Tantric in style. However, the temple was not completed. The temple was recently renovated, with the completion of the three stupas atop the temple, which are lighter in colour.


  • Pictorial Guide to Pagan. Rangoon: Ministry of Culture. 1975 [1955].