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Dhammayangyi Temple, Bagan
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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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  • Maybe the largest one in the Bagan Archaeological Park. Under renovation. Always very busy with locals. 
  • 關於這座塔,以下是一些歷史的簡介:狄瑪揚意塔是蒲甘地區最大的佛塔,公元1170年那拉都王所建,但建築還未完成,國王便遭刺殺,因此寺廟一直荒廢尚未完成。因為當天到達時已是中午時分,需要赤腳跑過一段長長的路才能到達寺的門口,所以便一路在奔跑,感覺那雙腳真的很被燒了,而到達時,我未進門更先摔了一下,整個人連相機跌倒了在地上,枱頭看到那個佛像,感覺好像不太好,就是有種未進廟先跌倒的不祥感覺吧!進入了塔內,...  more »
  • Largest temple in Bagan, or so I've heard. It was truly very big and well worth exploring. I did not manage to find any secret passages that some people mentioned of though, but I didn't try that hard...  more »