Bupaya Pagoda

Pagan-Buphaya-pagodaBupaya Pagoda is a notable pagoda located in Bagan (formerly Pagan), in Myanmar, at a bend on the right bank of the Ayeyarwady River.

The small pagoda, which has a bulbous shaped dome, is widely believed to have been built by the third King of Pagan, Pyusawhti who ruled from 168 to 243 AD.

It is one of the most notable shrines among the thousands of new or ruined Pagodas in Pagan, which is located about 90 miles (140 km) south of Mandalay.

The original pagoda was completely destroyed in the 1975 earthquake.

As result of this earthquake, the bulbous pagoda broke into pieces and fell into the river.

It was, however, fully reconstructed using modern materials, with lesser adherence to the original design.

Subsequently it was built as a gilded superstructure.

Ref: Wikipedia