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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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  • It's by the river. Unless you have a lot of time, it's alright to give this temple a miss. But if you want to have a good understanding of Bagan important temples, I suppose it's good a visit to under...  more »
  • Made in past earthquakes is one of the oldest pagoda in Bagan has been reworked. Pagoda still small but very clean silhouette was particularly impressive winner stupas in Golden in the sunset. This is the recommended places.
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  • Standing on the Ayeyarwady River is significantly bent Hill, as it stands out very much, and also matching with magnificent views overlooking the golden pagoda, is quite good. Temple is located on the East side of the pagoda, were local people a miracle Oh Kana worshippers.
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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.