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Buphaya Paya, Bagan

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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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  • Jujur saja secara kasat mata tempat ini kurang menarik. Mungkin karena kami tiba saat tengah hari yang terik. Apalagi kuil ini berada di areal terbuka. Pengunjungnya lumayan ramai (sebagian besar warg...  more »
  • Not much in the way of interest here apart from a massive Golden Ball, that they dug up years ago and you can read the story here. Thats about it, to be honest. As they say, moving on, nothing to see ...  more »
  • The temple itself is not the most beautiful, but the place has a beautiful view of the river and the skyline on the other side. Is a very frequented by locals. Go dress with shoulder and knees covered.
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  • 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.
  • Nice place to go, for a quick visit. Spent 15 min there and it was enough. Like it though.
  • Best place to watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River.
  • 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.
  • A nice place to relax, watch he sunset and the surrounding environs.