Manuha Temple

King Manuha built this temple in 1067, which makes it one of the oldest in Bagan. It has three seated Buddhas, and at the back of the building is a reclining Buddha in Nirvana.

Central River Valley, Myanmar,

Soon after the second Burmese empire was founded at Bagan, King Anawrahta went on to capture the nearby Mon Kingdom. After the victory, he brought back the royal family, which included the Mon King Manuha.

Legend says that because the King Manuha was unhappy with his captivity, all the Buddhas are a little too large for their enclosures. Legend says this was done deliberately to symbolize the unhappiness the King felt at his captivity.