12 Monuments from the Era of the Temple-Builders

The map below lists 12 monuments, dating from the era of the temple builders, that trace the history and archeological advancements of this era. The individual temple pages contain a summary of both the architectural and historical features of each monument, as well as a 360 degree panorama. To view the temples, click on the images from the map below (they are numbered in chronological order) or chose a monument from the  table below the map. Please do not click the blue links icon within the 360 panoramas on each page, as that will simply open another copy of the same page. If the sites on the map do not open, check your ad-blocker.

Thandawyga Image Minglazedi Htilominlo Pahto Gawdawpaline
            Pahto Dhammayangyi
            Pahto Shinbinthalyaung
            Shrine Thatbyinnyu
            Pahto Shwegugyi Gugyaukgyi Ananda Pahto Shwesandaw Paya Thurabar Gate

Monuments in Order of their Construction

Monument Name
Time Period
1. Thuraba Gate
9th Century-Pre Temple Era
King Pyinbyas
2. Shwesandaw Paya
1057 A.D.-Early Period
King Anawrata
3. Ananda Pahto
1091 A.D.-Early Period
King Kyanzittha
4. Gubyaukgyi
1113 A.D.-Early Period
 King Alaungsitha
5. Shwegugyi
1131 A.D.-Middle Period
King Alaungsitha
6. Thatbyinnyu Pahto
Mid-1100's-Middle Period
King Alaungsitha
7. Shinbinthalyaung Shrine
11th Century-Middle Period
8. Dhammayangyi Pahto
1167 A.D.-Middle Period
King Narathu
9. Gawdawpalin Pahto
1211-1234-Later Period
King Narapatisithu
10. Htilominlo Pahto
1211 A.D.-Later Period
King Nantaungmya
11. Minglazedi
1277-Later Period
King Narathihapati
12. Thandawyga Image
1284 A.D.-Later Period
King Narathihapati

360 Degree Tour of Bagan Monuments

Tharabar GateSnap Content

Virtual Reality Tour for VR Headsets:

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There is also a version of this tour designed specifically for VR headsets such as Google Cardboard, and it works with both iPhone and Android devices. It may be access by scanning on the QR code to the left. If you are viewing this on a mobile phone, you may access the VR tour by following this link.

For iOS devices: scan QR code with your device's camera app, tap on the prompt to open Safari. Select "Allow Device Motion" and the next prompt, "Allow Access to Motion Orientation." Turn the device to landscape mode and a split screen will appear. When the screen turns white, swipe up for fullscreen mode, and place in headset. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]

For Android devices: Open the camera app and use the built-in scanner to scan the QR code above. Confirm that you want to open the website, and wait for it to load--it should load in stereo view. Select the fullscreen ("X" option) from the menu at the bottom. Turn the device to landscape mode and you are ready to go. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]

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