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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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  • Kuil ini terlihat jelas saat menikmati sunrise dari kuil Shwensandaw karena lokasinya berdekatan. Dari kejauan terlihat megah.  more »
  • Well as it turns out, this is just not any Temple, this is the temple to go to! Simply stunning, one of the best example of Began's many, many, many temples. Also try to go to some of the little ones ...  more »
  • Dark, proud and beautiful. A must see in Bagan. Very easy to get there - you can see it from many places.  more »