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Gubyaukgyi Temple, Bagan
(4.4/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a nice environment and behind there is another temple more modern. Although the paintings not found me nothing extraordinary and can't take pictures inside.
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  • Merupakan salah satu kuil di Bagan. Dia terkenal akan lukisan peninggalan di dindingnya. Tapi saying, ketika kita masuk, sangat gelap ruangannya. Hanya ada penerangan dari pintu masuk dan kami juga ti...  more »
  • Best way to experience the temples is by electric bike, so grab a local tour guide or local eager to share the history with you and just go. Gubyaukgyi is one of the dozens of temples worth seeing.