The Yadana Hsemee Pagoda Complex is a small group of pagodas in Inwa (Ava) situated to the North of the Bagaya Monastery towards the river.
Most of the horse cart drivers stop at this beautiful little complex. The ancient ruins make for some excellent photo opportunities.
If you go left at the main entrance along a small terrace you will see a rectangular old brick building. The roof has collapsed but from the front doorway you can see a seated Buddha statue open to the elements sitting at what would have been the rear of the building. There is a row of columns either side that would have supported the building roof. Several palm trees are growing behind the Buddha statue. Very photogenic.
Looking at the walls outside this building you can see how it was constructed with small bricks that were then rendered over so that the ornate carvings could be put on the building.
From there wander around the central area of Yadana Hsemee containing the round stupa. At the rear of the stupa is another seated Buddha statue looking very serene in this quite little setting.
In the back corner of the complex is another Buddha statue sitting under a large shady tree. On the other side of the wall beside the statue are the ruins of what looks like a courtyard. Go inside through the doorway and you will see the pile of collapsed bricks and the walls full of niche areas that are all the remain of this small building.
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The Yadana Hsmee Pagoda Complex is only a small area but it is both tranquil and beautiful. Well worth a look.