Pyay HistoryThe Pyay Story
The Ancient City of the Srikshetra Dynasty of Myanmar (Burma) - Myanmar Capital
Earlier known as Prome, the city of Pyay was known in antiquity as Srikshetra (Thayaykhittaya). Situated on the Ayeyarwaddy River, Pyay is the second largest rice producing region after the Ayeyarwaddy. Srikshetra, the old Pyu capitol, is situated 8 kilometres south-east of Pyay. This is one of the most interesting places in Pyay because of its historic importance and archeological places.
There is the Palast in Thayaykhittayar, the archaeological archaeology of the Bagan Pagoda such as Bawbawgyi Pagoda, Bebe Pagoda, Phayamar Pagoda, Ashey Zey Gu Pagoda, Laymyatnar Pagoda, Phaya Htaung Pagoda, Akauk Taung and Shwebonther Muni Pagoda, each with a high tapered cupola, and the archaeology of Myanmar can also be found in Thayaykhittaya.
From Yangon to Baganor Mandalay, tourists can stop by Pyay, an interesting stopover and an important trade and trade centre between Rakhine State, main and upstate Myanmar. You can reach Pyay by train and car. There are other interesting places around Pyay, Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda and Shwe Bonther Muni Pagoda incl. ShweSanDaw Pagoda.
Situated on a hill, the Shwesandaw is known in Pyay. Zhwesandaw means the Golden Hair Relies. It consists of a row of five patios overlooked by a cylindrically shaped pagoda with a decorative shade (hit). Around the major part of the page there are 64 smaller ones. Dazaungmone (November-December) is usually removed from the room every year in the months of Dazaungmone and ceremoniously guided through the town every three years so that the war bargemen can worship and worship her with their own ears.
Bawbawgyi cylindrical is one of the oldest bawbawgyi in the history of Myanmar's antique buildings. In the 16th century, this is known as the oldest one in the area. There has been no excavation of a rock inscription of its history. The architectonic layout of the silhouette is sooner than the work of the Bagnes.
That is one of the old pyay pagods. There is a cube-shaped podium with a cylindric tip and inside is a Buddha with his two great students, each on both sides. Underneath the state of the stones are some epigraphs that are considered antique pyu-characters. The Phayamaragoda, known as the Therinemaragoda, was one of nine pyu-pagodas constructed by Duttabaung.
Keeps the finder's and toenails and collar-bone relic of the Buddha. c It is the oldest Buddha dating from the fifth cen. The Payagyi pallet has a similar look. The Ashey Zey Gu pit, oriented to the west, is one of the singular temple of Thaykhittayar Pyu Priod.
It is proof of an important design technology in recesses and gypsum moulded parts that was similar to the old Pyu-technology. There are more artful decoration in this marble tomb than in any other memorial of that time. It is a very unusual extant model constructed in the time of Thayhittayar Pyu.
It is situated on a quadratic building with four vaulted entrance. At four sides of this column are plates of stones, on which reliefs of the Buddha are depicted. It is located on a Kala Kyaung building like some of Bagan's couples.
It used to have four entries on each side, but now they're all clogged with tiles. More than 70 years ago the marina was restored and refurbished. Since 1985, the cloakroom has been located in the Department of Archaeology. By the end of the Second Anglo-Burmese Wars, Myanmar and the UK road tolls were located on Akauk Taung, a tollbooth in Myanmar.
Seamen were praying to God by engraving Buddha pictures on the precipitous rock. The Akauk Taung mountain still lies on the banks of the Ayeyawaddy creek in the Bago region just south of Pyay. A 15 minute cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy to Akauk Taung.
You can find this pit stop in Pan Daung near Pyay. The Shwe Bonther Muni Buddha image is said to have been one of three copies of the Maha Myat Muni Buddha image that was made during the rule of King Sandar Thuriya around 554 BC. The Shwe Myetman Buddha Image means'Buddha Image with the Golden Spectacles' in the Yun-dai area of Shwe Taung, a county seat in the Bago area, about 14 kilometres southwards of Pyay.
Inside the Masterhrine is a large, white-faced Buddha-painting. In the Buddha picture there are glasses with a gold rim, which were given at the time of Kone Baung. There' s a saying that this picture can heal diseases especially for the eye. The Shwe Taung is known for Shwe Myetman Buddhamage and Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda on the hills.
The Shwe Nat Taung pit means'Golden Spirit Mountain'. Saves the Buddha relic. Pagodas are celebrated every year on the full lunar month of February-March. The Srikshetra Museum consists of three rooms and a one-storey edifice in the form of the British alphabet "U". Many interesting artefacts tell the history of the Srikshetra Museum in the Hmawza Village of Pyay Sri Ksetra (Thayay) about 2000 years ago, when someone comes to the Srikshetra Museum.
Eastwards of Pyay there are the antique remnants of Sri Kestra, which means "city of splendour" in Sanskrit. The 2014 UNESCO World Cultural Patrimony lists the remnants of the King's Castle, and although not much is left of the pristine town, there are a number of graves, mansions, pagodas and other places of worship to discover - among them the vast, rugged, walled Baw-Baw-Gyi pagoda, which is said to be the oldest Myanmar buddhistic memorial; the Rahanta caves pagoda; the Lay Myat-Hna monumen t ; and the Kings Fried King.
In order to get to Sri Ksetra, you must take a bike, motorcycle or cab from the center of Pyay. This turnoff is signposted on the highway towards 8 km eastwards from Pyay, and from the highway you can see the old fortifications.