One of the finest, largest and best-preserved temples of Bagan.
Ananda Temple was completed in 1091 A.D. by King Kyanzittha.
It is modeled after the legendary Nandamula cave in the Himalaya.
Soaring to 51 meters, it received its golden gilding in 1990
in commemeration of the 900th anniversary of its construction.
Contained within the temple are four great statues of the Buddhas:-
Kakusandha faces north, Konagamana faces east, Kassapa faces south,
and Guatama, the most recent Buddha, faces west.
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