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. Plan your Gubyaukgyi Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bagan using our Bagan tour itinerary planner.
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  • September 30, 2017
    The temple has beautiful architecture. Photography is prohibited inside, but there are beautiful murals regarding the story God 500 national image in a relatively complete.
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  • September 10, 2017
    It is a Temple famous for murals. Protect the mural paintings, photography and video is prohibited. Windows can't see anything less, really dark. So everyone, cell phone lights, looked at the rather mural hurt is concerned with. Also, I think because it touches many mural paintings, museum-like lighting, acrylic plate protection urgently needed at the. The best, because the future might be able to access.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Located in Myinkaba just north of old Bagan. Amazing temple with wonderful frescoes. No photography allowed inside but well worth the visit. Also in the same complex is the Myazedi Quadrilingual stone...  more »

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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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