Jataka Terra Cotta Tiles at Dhammayazika Pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar
BAGAN, MYANMAR--The Dhammayazika Pagoda (also written as Dhamma-ya-ka Zedi and Dhamma-Yazika) is a Buddhist temple located in the eastern part of the Bagan Archaeological Zone. Completed in 1198, and taking only two years to build, it is estimated that six million bricks were used in its construction. In the 1990s it was completely renovated. It is unusual for its 5-sided design and a highlight is the collection of several hundred tiles telling the jataka stories (about the previous births of Gautama Buddha).
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Asia Bagan Bagan Archaeological Zone Bagan Archeological Zone Buddhist Temple Buddhist architecture Burma Dhamma-ya-ka Zedi Dhammayazika Pagoda Jataka Mandalay Region Myanmar Republic of the Union of Myanmar Southeast Asia Upper Burma architectural architecture buddhism building edifice edifices jataka stories jataka tales jatakas pagan pagoda place of worship religious building shrine structures temple terra cotta tiles
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