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Dhammayangyi Temple, Bagan

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Religious Site
Discover the dark history of Dhammayangyi Temple, dating back to the 12th century. Built by a king who killed his own brother and father to get the throne, the temple has a sinister reputation and the locals often avoid it. Nonetheless, the temple--the largest in the country--affords scenic views if you climb to its upper floors. Walk the long hallways and admire the vast space of the temple, noting the two statues of Gautama and Maitreya. The high ceiling makes the building a perfect nesting spot for bats. Bring a face mask as the place isn't cleaned regularly. Using our world travel planner, Bagan attractions like Dhammayangyi Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • They have covered up broken parts of the temple with al kinds of coloured blankets. This makes the view on the temple so bad! At other places they have made nice bamboo structures around the broken pl...  more »
  • Nice big temple, it's the biggest one in Bagan. Interesting facts is that 3 out of the 4 buddhas inside have been cemented n blocked off over 900 years ago. A local might follow you inside to give u s...  more »
  • This vast temple is well worth a visit though there has been damage over the years. It is still very interesting and worth spending time wandering through the main building and the adjacent courtyard.  more »