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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  • Skip honestly here is getting closer to the evening by chartered taxi, Bagan was around, so I might as well. Thought is the driver just so come on and stopped. Is was a nice person, too, but go and see, Oh, wanted to see this beautiful and I realized. Like Bagan, is recommended.
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  • This impressive looking Temple, partly rebuilt after the earthquake of 1975, now you can visit but it's not very good
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  • Across from the Museum we can admire the majestic Gawdawpalin Temple work of the 12 th century under the reign of King Narapatisithu. We can observe a superposition of two cubic structures despite the damage of the earthquake of 1975 which have severely damaged the stupa and the central structure. A renovation has allowed fortunately repaired much of the damage. The shrine, one of the largest site of Bagan has porticoes on each of its four sides. A vaulted Interior corridor is home to four Golden Buddhas.
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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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