At the northern edge of New Bagan sit the thirteenth-century Sein Nyet Ama Pahto and Sein Nyet Nyima Paya. The temple has some fine stucco work, while the stupa has an unusual ribbed finial. West of the town, in a spot which was once an important port, is Lawkananda Paya. Built by Anawrahta in the eleventh century to enshrine a replica of a Buddha tooth relic, its bell-shaped dome is more elongated than on later buildings.

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