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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. Plan to see Shwe-gyu-gyi and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bagan vacation planner.
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  • This is one of the temple that you can climb. I went to the top to see sunrise. You can see it clearly without any obstacle. I see the sun rise with hot balloon in the back ground and its one of my ex...  more »
  • What a place, its stunning, we were told how the locals but leaf gold and weld it to Buddha's body and make a wish, go though the back and see yes more Buddha's, this is a truly magical place. It real...  more »
  • One of the few temples where you can actually get up to the upper platform. Just a question how long this will still be open with all the closures due to earthquake damage and...tourists misbehaving! ...  more »
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  • It's really nice and its colour makes it stand out. Usually pretty quiet.
  • '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.
  • Not a lot of people. I think this would be a good spot to watch the sunrise as an alternative to the shwesandaw.
  • 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