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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 is located on a hill with nice view of the surrounding temples and pagoda. Due to earthquake it’s not possible to climb many temples at sunrise. I don’t know about this one. We went to Shw...  more »
  • It is one of the few pagodas or have can still climb to get a dominant view of archaeology! Certainly not worth an overview of the site in a balloon, but it's not bad and it's free...
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  • This temple is accessed by stairs narrow and very dark, but what a joy on arrival! The temple itself is beautiful and the view all around is great.
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