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Bagan, Myanmar

South of Bagan ........

Salay is located 36 km south of Bagan. Salay was the home of famous writer and poet of Bagan era called “Salay U Ponya” whose works are still studied and referred by many modern Myanmar scholars. The highlights of Salay are Nan-Paya( also known as Mann – Paya ), perhaps the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar dating back to the 13th century, and Yoke-Sone-Kyaung, the oldest surviving wooden monastery bearing more than 120 –year-old original sculptures of 19th century court life, Jatakas ( stories from the Buddha’s life) and Ramayana tales ( one of Asia’s best known legends), and the collections of antique religious objects from the area.

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