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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. Buphaya Paya is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Bagan Edition.
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  • Pagoda Bu Paya probably built about 200 a.d., as the oldest in Bagan. Unfortunately in the year 1875 as a result of the earthquake, resembling a Bombilla pagoda built with bricks broke up and fell into the river. Today's replica of the concrete and pozłocona reminds you of this with before almost two thousand years.
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  • Stairs going down river, fresh river shrimp tempura is sold in souvenir shops and stalls. After local people who tear spontaneously tasting the pieces into a plastic bag, was purchased. I went for two days I bought do not expect too much, but very delicious.
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  • After a day of viewing the temples in Bagan, we went to the Bupaya to see the sunset over the Irrawaddy River (as did many other people — it was quite crowded). There really isn’t much to see at the B...  more »
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  • Bupaya pagoda is an attractive monument because of its age and its location on the banks of the Irrawaddy river. Nice view!
  • Nice place to watch sunset. It's crowded though. It might be peaceful during morning and day. Near the temple you can take a boat on Irrawaddy River
  • The most iconic of bagan.
  • We have the beautiful sunset view at this temple facing the river . Another alternative place to watch the beautiful sunset
  • This temple was a little disappointing. There is not much to see and its also not a quiet atmosphere. However, if you come to enjoy a good view if the river it might be a good place, especially during sunset.

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