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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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  • A day spent visiting temples this is undoubtedly one of the main. Very interesting murals. Visit not to be missed.
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  • Beautiful murals inside this one. Unfortunately no photos allowed but this may have actually been a benefit as it allows you to just spend your time admiring the murals 
  • This temple has been damaged following the recent earthquake but is still a must see in Bagan. Sadly some of the murals were removed by the Europeans many years ago and now sit in a museum in Germany ...  more »