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Arts & Crafts in Myinkaba

Golden Cuckoo

Pho Htoo and his brother run this workshop, which has been in their family for four generations and focuses on high-quality ‘traditional’ designs. In addition to exquisite bowls and cylinders, there are such unusual…
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Gubyaukgyi

Just to the left of the road as you enter Myinkaba, Gubyaukgyi (Great Painted Cave Temple) draws visitors to see the well-preserved, richly coloured paintings inside. These are thought to date from the temple’s orig…
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Manuha Paya

In Myinkaba village stands this active and rather modern-looking pagoda (although it dates to 1059). It is named after Manuha, the Mon king from Thaton who was held captive here by King Anawrahta. In the front of th…
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Mingalazedi Paya

Close to the riverbank, towards Myinkaba from Old Bagan, Mingalazedi Paya (Blessing Stupa) represents the final flowering of Bagan’s architectural outburst, as displayed in its enormous bell-like dome and the beauti…
Arts & Crafts in Myinkaba

Art Gallery of Bagan

English-speaking Maung Aung Myin has two rooms and a busy workshop on the road 200yd north of Manuha Paya. There's a full range of lacquerware, including some beautiful (and pricey) cabinets and casks. The cheapest …
Arts & Crafts in Myinkaba

Family Lacquerware Work Shop

This smaller workshop off the east side of the road has some contemporary styles using alternative colours, such as blue and yellow, with fewer layers of lacquer.
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Arts & Crafts in Myinkaba

Black Elephant Studio

Set up by British-Ukrainian artist Veronica Gritsenko in 1999, this small studio, off the road between Old and New Bagan, produces lacquerware in the traditional style, but with exquisite unique and unusual designs.