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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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  • Each temple is unique in its own way. If you have the time it is worth spending and comparing the differences 
  • Is a small temple, the impressive frescoes inside. You need to bring, so dark, so light. I, Japan's 100 yen shop in LED lights bought and brought. I think photography is NG, Miss Temple.
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  • This temple from the 12th century is special because the wall paintings are so well preserved due to the fact that not much light entered the temple. The Jakatas .telling about the life of Buddha and ...  more »