- Address: Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma), Bagan
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
Do you want to explore the less explored? Do you want to know more about the glorious past or the deep dark secrets of the Bagan kings, then there is a place in Bagan which you should definitely visit. Kyanzittha Umin was built in 12th century and is one of the prominent sites which are unaffected by the earthquake. You can visit this place and spend an hour or two while going through the huge corridors and enjoy the great artwork done on the walls and ceilings.
Kyanzittha Umin Travel Tips
- Remove your footwear before visiting the temple
- Respect the local culture and customs
How to Reach Kyanzittha Umin
- Hired taxis or cars
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81.69% of people who visit Bagan include Kyanzittha Umin in their plan
50% of people start their Kyanzittha Umin visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kyanzittha Umin
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kyanzittha Umin
Kyanzittha Umin Reviews & Ratings
Bring your torch. Genuine travellers looking to explore should come see if you want a pleasant start to your day. It is like an ancient art gallery. As with most Buddhist monuments, its walls chronicles the life of Buddha. Some extra elements of Mongolian art was also added probably when they invaded Myanmar. Not sure of the specific dates but the board outside says 11-13th Century. Refreshing to see no tourist types here.
Kyanzittha Umin means "the cave of Kyanzittha". This cave is a lowe, unpretentious brick structure with long dark corridors. Located only a short distance west of Nyaung U village is the Kyanzittha Umin. This place is served as a temple for a place of lodging the monks. Although officially credited to Kyanzittha, this cave temple may actually date back to Anawrahta. Built into a cliff face close to the Shwezigon, the long, dimly lit corridors are decorated with frescoes, some of which are thought to have been painted by Bagan's Tartar invaders during the period of the Mongol occupation after 1287. The frescoes are dated back to the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. There are four entrances into the cave. The building is about 29 feet high from the ground to the ceiling. The length of the cave is about 77 feet.
There is a small cave inside the temple , also you can see some views above from the temple.
A small but nice site. No photos are allowed and you need a torch light (or your mobile phone light) to light up the interior of the temple. Very interesting architecture and nice painting. Felt like walking in an ancient art gallery
Very important for histrical record