Nan Myint Tower


This silo-shaped building, part of the Tay Za–owned Aureum Palace hotel, has a 9th-floor restaurant and an observation deck on the 12th floor, which affords fine views over the temple-filled plains and the Ayeyarwady River in the distance. Unfortunately, the tower (built in 2005) is a complete eyesore, and should never have been built in the midst of such an important archaeological zone.

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Nearby Bagan attractions

1. Nandamannya Pahto

0.38 MILES

Dating from the mid-13th century, this small, single-chambered temple has fine frescoes and a ruined seated buddha. It’s about 650ft north of Thambula; a…

2. Kyat Kan Kyaung

0.49 MILES

Just in front of Nandamannya, this working underground monastery dates from the 11th century. Bring a torch to walk along the cavern-like corridors and…

3. Thambula Pahto

0.58 MILES

This square temple, surrounded by crumbling walls just north of Payathonzu, is decorated with faded Jataka frescoes and was built in 1255 by Thambula, the…

4. Tayok Pye Paya

0.64 MILES

A couple of hundred yards north of Leimyethna by dirt road, this spired temple gets attention for the views from its upper reaches. Damaged in the 2016…

5. Payathonzu

0.69 MILES

Across the main road from Tayok, this complex of three interconnected shrines (the name means 'Three Stupas') is worth seeing for its 13th-century murals…

6. Leimyethna Pahto


Built in 1222, this east-facing, whitewashed temple near Minnanthu village (a mile or two east of Dhammayazika on the north side of the road) stands on a…

7. Wetkyi-In-Gubyaukgyi

1.16 MILES

Just west of Nyaung U and about 330ft east of Gubyauknge, this detailed off-the-main-circuit, 13th-century temple has an Indian-style spire, like the…

8. Gubyauknge

1.22 MILES

Off Anawrahta Rd, almost a mile east of Htilominlo, this temple from the early Bagan period has some excellent stucco carvings on the outside walls …