Bagaya is another wooden monastery which is located in Inwa, near Mandalay in Myanmar. This monastery is also known as Maha Waiyan Bontha Bagaya monastery. This monastery is bigger and older than Pa Khan Gyi. It was built during the reign of King Hsinbyushin between 1763 and 1776.


about the place, Mandalay:

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Mandalay is Myanmar's second city after Yangon (Rangoon). Founded in 1857 by King Mindon, Mandalay became the capital of the Konbaung dynasty in place of Amarapura.

It was also the last royal capital of Burma before annexation by the British in 1885. However, it remained a leading commercial and cultural center during the British era.

The city was devastated during the conquest of Burma by Japan in World War II and it became part of the newly independent Union of Burma in 1948.


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