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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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  • 就在舊蒲甘最頂端的位置,背靠著河邊。這裡其實不算宏偉,但有河景的襯托,風景著實不錯,不過正午過來,實在太熱了。 
  • We were looking for a panoramic view of the river and us top get to this place at the bend of a scooter ride. The view of the river and boats is very beautiful. It is a busy place.
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  • This is a beautiful Pagoda overlooking the Irrawaddy river. It gives a superb view of the river. This pagoda was not part of my go-to list, & I happened to chance upon it in a rather serendipitous way...  more »
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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.