There are several attractions further north on the edge of town, including a small nat guardian spirit shrine which is signposted on the left-hand side of Namtu Road (after you’ve crossed the railway line). West of the shrine is an area known as Little Bagan – it’s a tongue-in-cheek name, but the decaying stupas are photogenic. On the western edge of Little Bagan is the Bamboo Buddha Monastery, although the actual bamboo construction of its statue is now hidden by gold leaf.

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