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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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  • this temple has a history with difficult karma. A king from India gave his daughter to this burmese king and he killed her. He died later having only reigned 3 years as king! 
  • Bagan's largest temple is still incomplete. Appearance is very grand, but inside was a nearly empty state. Earthquake damage? outside the blue sheet places the eaves overhang was.
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  • Guide description of the Bagan dynasty No. Fifth Naruto King killed his father and eldest son, to the throne. However, due to the death of began construction of this temple to also compensate the crimes themselves, the King has been plagued by the guilt of those would have been left unfinished. If between the stacked brick structure through the needle between the bricks as building construction by arms cut off and also seems to be, in the Temple in fact like the guillotine were on display.
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