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Most monuments of Bagan don't have a specific name and can only be identified with their unique numbers. Pagoda No. 2100 belongs to these anonymous monuments, nothing is known about its founder or construction date. Again, the stunning panoramic view of North-Bagan especially at sunset from the terrace of the building is the real attraction.

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King Anawrahta was a famous king of Bagan (1044-1077) who turned a small principality in Upper Burma into the first Burmese Empire. His troops ventured into Lower Burma and occupied the Mon kingdom of Thaton by 1057. Shwesandaw paya was erected just after his victory and became the center of his newly empowered kingdom.

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Sulamani pahto is one of Bagan's most attractive temples with its two-storey pyramid-like brick architecture. It combines horizontal planes of the early period with the vertical lines of the middle. Founder of the temple was King Narapatisithu, ruler of Bagan from 1173 to 1210. Construction works started about 1181 and the temple got the name “Crowning jewel”. Like several other temples of Bagan, it was hit by the 1975 earthquake but was restored to its former glory since that time.

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Shwegugyi paya is an example of Bagan architecture of the middle period of the empire. It was built by King Alaungsithu around 1131, who ruled from 1113 to 1167.

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Recent studies revealed that Nanpaya temple was built by King Manuha's grand-nephew, Prince Naga Thaman in the late 11th century.

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Dhammayazika paya was built in 1196 by Narapatisithu, king of Bagan between 1173 and 1210.

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Ananda pahto, built by King Kyansittha (1084-1113) in 1105 is a must for all visitors of Bagan, a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture. The king's reign was largely peaceful and as a great admirer of Mon culture, he pursued a conciliatory policy towards the Mon of the south. Thus Ananda temple follows Mon traditions, and although being seriously hit by the 1975  earthquake it has totally been restored since then. On the occasion of 900th anniversary of its construction celebrated in 1990s the temple spires were gilded.

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Tayok Pyi, the name of the temple means "the king who fled from the Chinese", referring to its founder, the last king of Bagan.

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Not much is known about the 12th century Mee Nyein Gone (or Mi Nyein Gon) Temple, even the name of its founder is unknown.  Literally its name means „the hill where the fire extinguishes".

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Abeyadana pahto was built during 1102-1103 by one of the greatest Burmese monarchs, King Kyansittha (or Kyanzittha) ruling between 1084 and 1113.

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