Lemyethna Pagoda

BAGAN, Myanmar (Burma) – Dating back to the early 13th century and featuring impressive frescoes, Lemyethna Pagoda is located in the eastern part of the Bagan Archaeological Zone.

Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone

Myanmar / Burma Travel Update

Since I was there, the situation in Myanmar/Burma has changed a lot. In February 2021, a military coup sparked widespread civil unrest and armed conflict.

The U.S. State Department currently advises: "Do not travel to Burma due to civil unrest and armed conflict." You can find their full travel advisory and security alerts here. And you can find the British Foreign Office's travel advice for Myanmar / Burma here.

Lemyethna Pagoda is located in the eastern part of the Bagan Plain and was built in 1222. It features intricate figure frescoes on its interior walls and ceilings.

Based on some of the ruins nearby, the temple was likely originally part of a monastery.1

Photos of Lemyethna Pagoda

Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
More of the faded artwork decorating the walls. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Paintings covering the the ceiling. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Paintings on a wall.Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Lemyethna Pagoda in the Bagan Archaeological Zone
More faded paintings on a wall.Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

What to Know Before You Go

Lemyethna Pagoda is located in the eastern part of the Bagan Archaeological Zone, not far from Nyaung-U. It’s across the road from Minnanthu Village.

The best way to get there is by car–electric scooters might be okay, but you’ll need to ensure they have enough power to return back to Old Bagan or New Bagan so that you don’t get stranded.

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  1. Donald M. Stadtner, Ancient Pagan: Buddhist Plain of Merit (Bangkok: River Books, 2013). []
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