Thatbyinnyu Temple is the highest Buddhist construction in Bagan with a height of around 61 meters. Built in 1144 under the time of King Alaungsithu, King Kyansittha’s grandson, its name means ‘omniscience’ in Burmese language, describing the status that Buddha attained as he entered enlightenment.
Located near the Ananda complex, the structure of Thatbyinnyu Temple is among the best among Myanmar architecture, with surprisingly straight corners and windows that welcome light perfectly. The temple consists of two storeys, four corridors, and seven terraces.
On the top of this highest temple in Bagan, among sunset, you can enjoy the magnificent and panoramic view of thousands temples dotting the antique region.