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Dhammayangyi Temple, Bagan

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Dhammayangyi Temple is the most massive structure in Bagan which has a similar architectural plan to Ananda Temple. It was built by King Narathu (1167-70), who was also known as Kalagya Min, the 'king...  read more »
  • In the temple with a pyramid-like structure, and Bagan's largest thing. Should visit. Very high precision of the brick and stone masonry technology certainly too thin, razor-blade does not have. Buddha or Nirvana, etc. are located along the high-ceilinged corridor.
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  • Largest temple in Bagan. It's an impressive construction filled with history. Walk around inside and see the old wall paintings. Go and admire it also from outside. Nice markets at the entrance of the...  read more »
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