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Buphaya Paya, Bagan

3.7
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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 Edition.
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  • This pagoda is on the banks of the famous river of Bagan, which is irrawady. People often go for boat rides but we avoided.  more »
  • You can visit this pagoda to view the Irrawaddy river as well as view the sunset in the evening time.  more »
  • We again rode back crossing the other side of Anawrahta road and headed straight to the riverside for around 3 km to Bupaya temple. This temple is located by the Irrawaddy river, and after sunset...  more »
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  • A small pagoda when compared to the other temples in the region. But that doesn't undermine its significance in any way. Situated next to the Irrawaddy river, this ancient pagoda has a slightly bell shaped casket like structure. Adjacent to it is a shrine dedicated to the holy spirit ,'Nat' , of the storms. Bu paya is clearly visible to a large distance down the river.
  • Good place. There are beautiful landscape.
  • It is also a popular place to enjoy sunset of Bagan from Ayeyarwaddy river Bank. It's located in Old Bagan and a few minutes drive from Nyaung U with E bike. Nothing particular in terms of architecture as opposed to other temples in Bagan. But enjoying sunset with a gentle breeze from the river is a plus.
  • Absolutely divine! In the scenic beauty and backdrop of the mighty river Irrawaddy Bu Paya Lagoda was build. With the gentle breeze, you will feel happy. Stand beside the boundary of the compound and let your eyes look at the flowing waters and hills at the other bank of the river.
  • Is was really cool...... Highly recommend to go there..

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