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Manuha Temple, Bagan

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One of the oldest temples in the Bagan region, the unusual Manuha Temple features three enormous Buddha statues, crammed into small rooms inside the impressive structure. The temple was reputedly built by the imprisoned King Manuha, who was allowed to build it in 1059, and constructed these large effigies trapped internally as a way of conveying his plight. Climb to the top of the central gold-leafed pagoda, where you can see the largest sitting Buddha; his face, which appears grim when viewed below, takes on a contented expression with the changed aspect. Put Manuha Temple and other Bagan attractions into our Bagan trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • My favorite Temple in Bagan, (and there are many), but this one gave me a sense of wonderment. It seemed to be a bigger building on the inside than the outside. Each room you entered seemed to contain...  more »
  • Quite remarkable to view the sitting Buddha in such a confined and limited space! In fact, the reclining Buddha also is housed in a very confined space. The intention of letting viewers feel the uncom...  more »
  • The guide explained that the king was emprisonned when ordered to build this temple. So the face of the Buddha statue looks sad. We can see a big statue of inclined Buddha.  more »