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Shwe-gyu-gyi, Bagan
(4.8/5 based on 95 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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  • Its original Summit gives it a very photogenic appearance. It is very easy to access. One of the many temples on the site that will leave us with fabulous memories.
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  • Nice temple. really enjoyed climbing to the top and getting views over Bagan. Not the biggest or best but worth a visit. 
  • 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...  more »
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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
  • May 2015 its was really hot
  • Nice view from here
  • This pagoda is very good sunrise.
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