Sulamani Guphaya Temple, Bagan

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Encounter a time-honored remnant rich in the country’s cultural heritage at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple from the late Bagan building period. Constructed in 1183 by the industrious King Narapatisithu, the temple remains one of the most visited in the region. Translating literally to mean "small ruby," the temple’s name comes from a gem whose story is now told in the northern porch, where an inscription tells of how the King found a precious red stone at the site before starting to build the temple. Admire the delicate glazed terracotta brickwork depicting the life of Buddha as you explore the two-story structure, partly restored after the earthquake of 1975. Put Sulamani Guphaya Temple and other Bagan attractions into our Bagan trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This temple is a must see with amazing frescoes on the interior walls. Most are wonderfully preserved. Allow plenty of time to enjoy them. Photos were allowed.  more »
  • Built in the 1183 has a structure very similar to the Htilominlo, but with large wall paintings very well preserved. It is one of the temples of Bagan, in fact is in the village of Minnanthu, most visited by tourists. Compensates for.
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  • Of all the temples on the plain this was my favourite due to its magnificent frescos. I spent over an hour inside and took countless no flash photos. Breathtaking.  more »
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  • the place you must to visit in your life I come here for 3 days, I experienced the greatest feeling in my life- you will feel like in the ancient movie, you can see the most beautiful sunrise and sunset on the temple. must rent the electric bike, so you can go everywhere and explore, must buy some wood stuff from local, really beautiful and memorable, I will come back in the future. 你可以騎著電動腳踏車在這個像是一千年以前才有的城市閒晃,你會覺得自己彷彿穿越了時空,真的是太美了。
  • Sulamani Temple built in 1183, though it went thru damaged twice during earthquake in 1975 & 2016, it still stands beautifully with a lot of wall paintings in its interior believed to be drawn on in the 18th century. Also there is one part of the wall where the paintings clearly from an later period and different artist...small and detailed.. I find it has lots of Chinese influence. This is a must go temple if you want to see something different like the wall paintings. You can see lots of Buddha painting, sitting and sleeping. Also lots of paintings of people offering flowers to the Buddha. There are also paintings of Buddha sitting and surrounded by snakes.
  • Wonderful wall paintings. Pity that the govt is not putting much effort in preserving them.
  • Great for photos. On the right there is a small hill giving nice view
  • Big and beautiful temple out side you can find other temple that you can have good view on top

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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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