Htilominlo Temple is a commanding attraction in Bagan, Myanmar, a towering edifice built during the reign of King Htilominlo.
According to legend, Htilominlo was chosen to be the next king out of 5 sons of King Narapatisithu wherein the 5 sons stood in a circle with a white umbrella in the centre — whichever the umbrella will tilt, he would be the next king. As the umbrella tilted to Htilominlo, he succeeded his father and accordingly built his pagoda on the spot where he was chosen to be a King. Htilominlo is similarly designed as Sulamani, which was built 3 decades before it. The majestic temple — towering 46 metres high — is built on a three-storey platform composed of brick and stones. The building was originally carved with white stucco with images depicting ancient ogres but today, only a few remain because of all the earthquakes that it has gone through.
Htilominlo Temple is located northeast of Bagan on the way to Nyaung-U village.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Nyaung-u via Myanmar National Airlines.
- Board an e-bike to the city centre.
- From the city centre board another e-bike to Htilominlo Temple.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
One hour is enough to explore the temple.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is between 9:00 and 10:30 to avoid the crowd that starts to come in past noon.
There are no restaurants in the area. Nearby restaurants including Black Bamboo, Food Affair Restaurant, and San Kabar Restaurant are located at Nyaung-U city centre. You can bring your own food and water to be sure.
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You can choose from Hotel Umbra Bagan, Sky View Hotel, Oasis Hotel, and Royal Bagan Hotel which offer rooms from USD 25 to USD 75.