Gawdawpalin Temple, Bagan

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Nine centuries old, Gawdawpalin Temple represents a historic monument worth visiting, whether you're a history-lover or simply enjoy old architecture. The temple stands as the second tallest religious site in the region, boasting two floors and seven gloriously decorated terraces. Although it was damaged in an earthquake some 40 years ago, the renovation done since has restored the temple's authentic look and feel. Explore the temple and the pagoda, and see where believers go to pray, meditate, or practice traditional Buddhist rituals. Add Gawdawpalin Temple and other attractions to your Bagan trip itinerary using our Bagan trip builder website .
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  • Dawdawpalin is close to our hotel, because of the proximity of the Irrawaddy R., the wind slowly, feeling particularly cool. The Narapatisithu king, who was first built, was punished by his ancestors for proud, causing blindness, and the king's sincere heart confession regret to pray, and finally to restore the vision, So there is the number of the tower of the bright eye. When we came to the temple, the visitors had dispersed, and I could appreciate the details of the Buddha, and the wonderful light of the sprinkled came in, and the whole heart was strangely silent, taking pictures of myself that I liked very much.
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  • Lovely shape and detailing which catches the sun perfectly and looks great at night when it is lit up.  more »
  • By the time we saw Gawdawpalin, the second tallest temple in Bagan, I was pagoda’d out. And while I enjoyed seeing the various pagodas, they were all becoming a blur to me. However, Gawdawpalin seemed...  more »

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