In the galleries are numerous figures of Gautauma, and groups of figures illustrating events in his life, altogether about 1500 in number. The approach to the temple is through a street of Phongyee-Kioungs, which are splendidly decorated writh elaborate carvings. In one of them, a brick building, there are some interesting, though crude, wall-paintings.
The Thapinyu is the second great temple at Pagahn. It
was built about the year 1100 a.d. It is 180 feet square, with a massive portico. Two stories of corridors occupy the great basement, from which springs a vaulted hall, crowned by a spire rising to a height of 200 feet. Under the arched roof sits a single colossal statue of Buddha.
The third great temple is called the Gaudapalen, and wras erected about the year 1160 a.d. It is a quadrangular building, with heavy porches and terraced roofs, culminating
THE GAUDAPALEN TEMPLE, after Yule.THE GAUDAPALEN TEMPLE, after Yule.