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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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  • In my humble opinion the Gubyaukgyi Temple is the most interesting and exciting of many of the area of Bagan. Not only for the extraordinary frescoes inside that contains (unfortunately not photographed) but for the austere elegance of the complex, the excellent state of preservation and placement in the ancient city of Bagan, a little out of the way. At 50 m from this temple, then, is the Myazedi Pagoda which is one of the two square columns made in 1113 to the Minister Rajakumar with a multilingual inscription and scientific relevance similar to those of the Rosetta Stone. They claim to be the oldest exhibit multilingual Burmese dated with certainty. It was discovered two centuries ago and by 2014 it is under the auspices of Unesco.
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  • Located in Myinkaba village, just south of Bagan, this temple houses an interesting collection of murals depicting Buddha's life. The captions are in the old Mon language.  more »
  • After the earthquakes of 2016, this one still stands but it got Bamboo scaffolding round it now, cant say it very exciting, there are much, much more temples to see but if you pss it take a peek. Not ...  more »