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Bagan temples in Burma - Myanmar

Styles & periods of Burmese Buddhas

Each kingdom gave its own character to Buddha statues. Here the most important Burmese periods & styles.

Pyu Buddha statues

Pyu period

Buddha images from this period are the oldest images of Burma.

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Bagan Buddha statues

Bagan period

Bagan is an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists around the world.

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Toungoo Buddha statues

Toungoo period

The Toungoo period is considered the golden age of Burma.

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Ava Buddha statues

Ava period

Ava, also known as Innwa, is located south of the city Mandalay.

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Amarapura Buddha statues

Amarapura period

The old name Amarapura means 'The City of Immortality'.

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Shan Buddha statues

Shan (Tai Yai) period

The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan in China.

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Mandalay Buddha statues

Mandalay period

Mandalay was considered the center of the Buddhist universe in Myanmar.

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Arakan Buddha statues

Arakan period

The ancient Arakan kingdom was located in the west of Burma in the now called Rakhine state.

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Mon Buddha statues

Mon period

The Mon played an important role in the spread of Buddhism.

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