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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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  • This is a really cute little temple. It is clearly old, but the outside is still beautiful, even the ruins. The inside still has some amazing patterns although a lot have eroded over time. If you have...  more »
  • An interesting small, by Bagan standards, temple but hardly uniquely fascinating. It is worth looking at if you are passing.  more »
  • I am not an expert in architectural designs of pagodas and stupas and when thousands of almost look alike temples in the Bagan Archaelogical Zone flooded my eyes for two days, I think I lost the intel...  more »