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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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  • Want to repair part of the roof. The Interior seems fine. Feeling of cold air. There were twin Buddha statues and. Than ever ago feeling it out or something.
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  • Not in the best condition, and we did not go inside, just walked around the outside of this temple. There are so many temples in Bagan to visit, and this one is probably worth a visit. Loved all the m...  more »
  • A priori the largest and best preserved of Bagan, is a temple with 5 entries and that you see at the top when you're in a hot air balloon. Quite mystical atmosphere. A must see.
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