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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Manuha Temple and other Bagan attractions using our handy Bagan travel route planning tool .
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  • A little neglected, many sellers around, but when you enter the temple transmits peace, as in all the of Bagan, local people can see disfrutandolos
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  • It is my most favorite temples in all Bagan where there are tens of temples and Buddha statues which you cannot name apart after just one mere visit. This one for sure is quite significant in a way it...  more »
  • Manuha Paya, a Buddhist temple built by Nuha, in the Ming-Kabbah area. The most unforgettable is the four gold Buddha, the tallest one has 14 meters, almost the whole space is occupied, even have a equator sense, the country Wang Zengjin because of the defeat and imprisoned, Perhaps these oversized big Buddha's pressure feeling just shows his time feeling. One side of the monastery today came a lot of small sand, some in the car waiting, the expression naïve, and some rows of seats in the long chair, may wait for the temple will have to do?
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  • Manuha Temple is a Buddhist temple built in Myinkaba (located near Bagan), by captive Mon King Manuha in 1067, according to King Manuha’s inscriptions. It is a rectangular building of two storeys. The building contains three images of seated Buddhas and an image of Buddha entering Nirvana. Manuha Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bagan. About the same time Makuta, captive king of the Thaton Kingdom (his name is now corrupted into ‘Manuha’), must have built his colossal images at Myinpagan, where he was living in captivity, a mile S. of Pagan. “Stricken with remorse”, says the Glass Palace Chronicle, “he built a colossal Buddha with legs crossed, and a dying Buddha as it were making pariniruâna; and he prayed saying ‘Whithersoever I migrate in samsâra, may I never be conquered by another!’ The temple is called Manuha to this day.
  • The facade is nice, though the colossal Buddha statues makes the passageway a bit tight.
  • Amazing! Learn the story of the importance of the sizing of the statues while there or before. Must see in Bagan. The other right around the corner is worth a visit as well.
  • Interesting history can tell you about the relationship between two kings:King Anawratha and King Manuha but the view is not enough beautiful to take pictures. But it is one of a-must-places to visit for knowing more facts about bagan as the histroy of this temple can explain how King Anawratha died by the cause of the cursed jewel given by King Manuha.
  • Worth visiting. Built by the king Manuha of The Thaton (Mon) Kingdom after he was taken captive and lived in Bagan as a prisoner.
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