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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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  • 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 »
  • Climbed up the stairs of the Temple through the sight itself is one between the bar as seen and feel like you do.
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  • 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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  • 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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