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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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  • This temple is among the oldest, dates back to 1059 and is located in the village of Myinkaba village. Is dedicated to King Manuha and holds 3 statues of Buddha standing and, in the back, a statue of the reclining Buddha is not much, you can omit.
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  • Famous in a small gilded statues. Impact. Ladder is put into the large bowl. And peek had a donation during that (and is not even filled in. You have collected on a regular basis).
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  • Be sure to visit this temple (worth not only see you from the outside). I recommend also work around the main building, and not, as most people only the main trail.
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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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