I want to say that if you have time, this place is worth a stop. It is close to many other temples, so it is easy to see when going to another temple, the surroundings are very lovely, and there are several other buildings in the group. It is near Changyong, but if you are not careful, you can easily pass by. There are many small living rooms separated by bricks, which seem to be rented out. The brick has collapsed, but the stairs make it possible to climb. Because there are few shaded areas, the bricks are hot during the day and it is difficult to walk barefoot. I think it’s a good thing to visit when it’s not hot.
Said it is a stupa, in fact, there are only a few broken walls left, especially the front part, only half of the base is left, but he is still one of the few that can be climbed up. Haha, even if it's just higher than the surrounding buildings. Sooner or later, you can come here to watch the sunrise and sunset, but I personally feel that the trees are too obstructed and the landscape is not too good.
For the pagoda, I think it’s pretty good morning and night. It’s too hot at noon and during the day, and I can’t take any big shots. You still have to use the sun’s light to take pictures. In addition, slippers enter the pagoda at noon and the floor is too hot.
Why translate the Chinese name of this Buddhist temple into Song Mingji? This pagoda is actually named after a sponsoring builder, and this person's English name is So Min Gyi, but this person is a woman! Translated as Song Mingji, like a man’s name, it’s really inappropriate. It would be more appropriate to call Song Mingji or Song Meiji. In addition, this temple is different from other Bagan temples in that there are many buildings around it that belong to it. There is only one building that is very different in other famous places, which is worthy of attention. :)
Song Mingji Pagoda is not a very famous pagoda. It is located beside the road connecting New Bagan and Old Bagan. It was built in the 12th century. Soe Min Gyi is the name of a queen. Soemin Gyi's highlights are: Buddha statues in the stupa, stupa platform.