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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  • August 17, 2017
    At the time the temple was erected in various events and seems to have become temples of questionableness. In off-road conditions, and have no much paved road from Manahan was used on transfer to the damayanzy Temple, a little away from the other temples in the IVIG now so Moss several times. Please drive safely.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It is impressive, massive, it s like a pyramid. The visit of its corridors, is captivating, but guess why the boudhas have been walled up.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Lovely inside this Temple in Bagan. Impressive ceilings and Imposing structures different from others must see
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Bagan accommodations try their best to fit in with the atmosphere of spirituality and mystery that clings to the temple town. As such, you won't find any high-rise hotels here. Instead, a number of squat wooden lodges, converted traditional houses, and new boutique resorts (all pretty low to the ground) provide the main options for those staying in town. Among them, you'll find some that offer a slightly better range of facilities--including well-maintained pools and restaurants--and others that offer basic dormitory accommodation.
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