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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. With our custom trip planner, Bagan attractions like Sulamani Guphaya Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is an impressive little Temple, probably one of the top 5 in Bagan. As of May 2017 it's still being restored and therefore not picture perfect. Still looked great though.  more »
  • Temples that still have (relatively) more wall paintings than others. Can not climb. One of the most beautiful temple in Bagan IMO, altogether with Dhammayangyi Temple. Sellers are moderate here, not ...  more »
  • The outside of the temple doesn't look good while being restored. They haven't all kinds of coloured cloths over parts of the temple. So a picture of the temple will not be nice.  more »
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  • The tall elegant late Bagan temple with wall paintings from 3 eras, Bagan, Konbaung and post Konbaung. Sadly, it was severely damaged in 2016 earthquake.
  • Most of the temples in the area are the same, but this is definitely the one to go see. It'a massive, but does get a bit crowded.
  • Nice architecture with beautiful way to pagoda
  • As of June 2016, no way to climb higher than a few stairs to look out a window found. Sign saying going higher is not allowed for preservation reasons. Nice paintings inside. Worth a visit. Tranquil.
  • This temple is most severe damaged by last earth quake ( 24.8.2016).Entering inside is not allow. Restoration work has been doing by government .informal societies are not allowed to do repairing works .