Your base for exploring this tourist attraction is the heritage city of Bagan (formerly called Pagan). For travel information about Bagan, go to Bagan Travel Guide. To prepare for a trip to Myanmar, read also the Myanmar Travel Guide. Looking for budget accommodation? Use AsiaExplorers Budget Accommodation Guide, the no-frills website to cover your budget accommodation needs.
Kyanzittha Cave, Bagan.
Kyanzittha Cave is a cave temple in Bagan. It is located a short distance west of Nyaung U village, and south of the Shwezigon Pagoda. Although named after Kyanzittha, it is more probable that this cave may have been built during King Anawrahta's time. The long, dimly lit corridors are decorated with frescoes from the 11th-13th centuries. Some of the later fescoes depicted Bagan's Tartar invaders during the period of the Mongol occupation after 1287.
Visitors to Kyanzittha Cave are advised to carry their own flashlights. Photography is strictly forbidden.
Henry, AsiaExplorers tour guide at Kyanzittha Cave.
Sights in Bagan
Bagan was one of the first capitals of an ancient Burmese empire. Today it is one of the world's major heritage sites. Click enter to view the sights in Bagan.