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Gubyaukgyi Temple, Bagan

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Witness original 12th-century history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, containing the region's best-preserved and oldest frescoes depicting the life of Buddha. The dimly lit interior contains shrines connected by hallways, as well as a grand total of 34 recesses. Buddha statues once filled all the recesses, though due to theft only 19 remain. The sacred structure's position just west of the Myazedi Pagoda adds to its significance, as two stone pillars--sometimes referred to as the Burmese Rosetta Stone--were found at the pagoda. Make Gubyaukgyi Temple a centerpiece of your Bagan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bagan travel itinerary maker.
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  • After the earthquakes of 2016, this one still stands but it got Bamboo scaffolding round it now, cant say it very exciting, there are much, much more temples to see but if you pss it take a peek. Not ...  more »
  • go from Tharabar gate east by taxi and catch four great temples in one afternoon or morning. Catch a lot of the temples in Old Bagan during the other half day and then go south or southeast for anothe...  more »
  • The tower of the temple was scaffolded up due to earthquake damage. No photos inside the temple but with a good flashlight nice frescoes and 4 Buddha images.  more »