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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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  • October 4, 2017
    the Buddhas appear more so large they're almost stuck in their walls - to see among all the beauty of Bagan
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  • October 2, 2017
    Manuha Temple felt unusual to me. It's named after a Mon King. I was told that the king was held captive and the temple was built to help signify and represent his displeasure of captivity. Basically ...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    In stop grammar time is 10 minutes. Part of the head and body is embedded in the walls, ceilings and walls are barely finished Buddha images in. Not suitable for claustrophobic people.
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Where to stay in Bagan

Bagan accommodations try their best to fit in with the atmosphere of spirituality and mystery that clings to the temple town. As such, you won't find any high-rise hotels here. Instead, a number of squat wooden lodges, converted traditional houses, and new boutique resorts (all pretty low to the ground) provide the main options for those staying in town. Among them, you'll find some that offer a slightly better range of facilities--including well-maintained pools and restaurants--and others that offer basic dormitory accommodation.
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