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Buphaya Paya, Bagan

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Visit the oldest pagoda in Bagan, Buphaya Paya. Legend says that the king, having destroyed gourds (an infectuous plant) from the riverbanks, built the pagoda in the shape of that plant to celebrate his achievement. Take a look at the bulbous shape of the gilded dome, and experience the view, since the temple overlooks the river. Today's pagoda represents a reconstruction from 1975; the original was destroyed in an earthquake. For Buphaya Paya and beyond, use our Bagan trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Bagan vacation.
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  • Small stupa is very beautiful, the contrast of the Irrawaddy River are exquisite. Are crowded with small spots with lots of people.
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  • Nice House right on the river. It has the river enjoy a beautiful view over. Also the surrounding boats make pretty pictures.
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  • The temple is beautiful but the best part is the location where is connected to the river. We really enjoy the river view and we spend time to take many photos at this place. It's very easy to get the...  read more »
  • You can get the nice and beautiful sunset view at this Pagoda and take the boat for river sight see and to Tant Kyi Taung Pagoda that's on the west river side mountain from Bagan.
  • It must be a remarkable visit for me why we could make cleaning a bit by sweeping the floor in the premise of pagoda. It must be said a nice place to visit and there is a boat port to across the river to go to Tant Kyi mountain on the other side.
  • nice for a quick stop, view of river.
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  • Buddhism is not ... I just felt like a big gold stones, but looks mean a lot to the local residents. See a cool bike ride is a good beach
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