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Shwe-gyu-gyi, Bagan

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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. To plan Bagan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • This temple itself is not among the best, while having some nice stucco reliefs. Though truly noteworthy is the magnificent panorama from the terrace which can be accessed by stairs. Its construction took only 7 months and its COB-shaped sikharas recalls, in small, that of Ananda Pahto. It was erected in 1131 by King Alaungsithu, his son carried her ailing father here to choke him
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  • You can climb the stairs to the outside through the upstairs where there is a very good view from there. As with all of Myanmar temple barefoot drawback to taking the Sun on the day the soles of the feet is too hot. A certain amount of pain in order to watch a good landscape must endure. And in the case of the famous Temple is easy to find through the signs a little less in the case of the famous temples in advance to determine the form and visibility into the picture would be great. I'm looking for a temple to the temple this temple is I over did it.
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  • Spectacular is the view from the temple and tabinui Temple is near and tharabar gate Temple is located. So get out on the Temple from which took many pictures. In the temples of Bagan 1-like view from here.
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  • It's really nice and its colour makes it stand out. Usually pretty quiet.
  • Not a lot of people. I think this would be a good spot to watch the sunrise as an alternative to the shwesandaw.
  • 'Golden Cave Temple', a small compact temple near the old Bagan palace, built by King Alaungsithu who was killed by his own son, King Narathu.
  • An enjoyable temple to visit and probably the best after you visit those popular temples around as this temple is surrounded by those popular ones. You can see Dhammayangyi and Shwesandaw at the southeast, Ananda at the east, and Thatbyinnyu at the south and sunset in the west if you arrive at the right time.
  • 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

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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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