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Shwe-gyu-gyi, Bagan

Categories: Beach & Pool Clubs, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
Absorb the peaceful surroundings of Shwe-gyu-gyi, a 12th-century Indian temple boasting mixtures of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Stone slabs bearing ancient inscriptions suggest that the holy structure took seven months to complete. It consists of three buildings featuring spires reaching for the sky. The main building sits upon a 3 m (12 ft) tall foundation. Step through its famous wooden carved doors to find a brightly lit interior, illuminated with natural light from eleven arched windows and wide-open corridors. Climb to the top floor and out onto the terrace to enjoy magnificent views of pristine scenery. Footwear is not allowed inside. Plan to see Shwe-gyu-gyi and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bagan vacation planner.
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  • I loved Bagan - so can't pick a favourite pagoda. The highlight of this pagoda was meeting a chirpy kid, who spoke good English and came around explaining places to us. He pointed and rattled names of...  read more »
  • Somewhat small in size but can go up through the external staircase. The width of the staircase is narrow because rising considerably in height and having to be careful. In the old days, I would not have even come up between every time as it really hard. View from the top of the landscape is beautiful.
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  • This top-floor Observatory. See sapphanyu and pagoda, Bagan, where Wang is not far. Channel the stairs shooting pretty well. Directly beside the salvage excavations are Wang old Bagan. Stucco pattern on the outside but the rain is not easy watching the crook.
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  • Amazing collection of temples built over hundreds of years. Best seen by renting electric bikes. There is a very expensive morning hot air balloon ride but seemed to only last less than 20 minutes
  • Nice view from here
  • This pagoda is very good sunrise.
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  • Socializing.
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