Thatbyinnyu Temple

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Thatbyinnyu Temple
Thatbyinnyu Temple is 61 metres (201 ft) tall, the tallest in Bagan
Thatbyinnyu Temple is located in Myanmar
Thatbyinnyu Temple
Thatbyinnyu Temple
Location within Burma
21°10′08″N 94°51′46″E / 21.168802°N 94.862858°E / 21.168802; 94.862858Coordinates: 21°10′08″N 94°51′46″E / 21.168802°N 94.862858°E / 21.168802; 94.862858
Denomination Theravada Buddhism
Founded mid-12th century
Founder(s) King Alaungsithu
Country Myanmar

Thatbyinnyu Temple (Burmese: သဗ္ဗညုဘုရား), Sabbannu or "the Omniscient", is a famous temple located in Bagan (formerly Pagan), built in the mid-12th century during the reign of King Alaungsithu.[1]:166–167 It is adjacent to Ananda Temple. Thatbyinnyu Temple is shaped like a cross, but is not symmetrical. The temple has two primary storeys, with the seated Buddha image located on the second storey.


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