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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  • One of the oldest temples in the plain of Bagan and its State shows. Another aspect of Burmese Buddhist architecture, the presence of Nat framing the access door to the sanctuary. Frescoes to be seen.
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  • Although the exterior is rather worn ( but lovely stuccowork round some windows), the dark interior has some amazing murals which were restored in the 1980. Sadly, but understandably we weren't allowe...  more »
  • This temple has paintings on the walls that trace the life of Buddhas. The frescoes are superb. A characteristic to the ceiling when we go, we see the footprint of Buddha's feet. It is best to do the tour with a guide to better understand the fresues. Provide a lamp to make the visit. It is forbidden to take pictures.
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