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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  • superb colorful Buddha of the life scenes painted on the walls a flat but prohibited pictures not to be missed (bring a flashlight)
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  • This is a nice architecture with beautiful temple. Many things to see and lots of information. Should go with a local guide for more interesting stories  more »
  • Kup Cathedral in the city of Bagan rubber Sightseeing attractions in Bagan will charge the card flat rate, approximately 25,000 kyat THB 625.
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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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