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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  • Temple city of Bagan, in Sulawesi, another gem one as spectacular cathedrals. Sightseeing attractions in Bagan will charge the card flat rate, approximately 25,000 kyat THB 625.
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  • Not be the signs of the years fade, but a lot of beautiful lies to packed Temple murals. Personally, it was one of the most nice Temple in Bagan, the Interior somewhat dark and the preservation of the murals because it is kind of good status to view a mural rather invest time and care must be taken with caution.
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  • Definately worth seeing for the architecture and the frescoes inside just beautiful. Good to have a guide to explain the Frescoes and the different Buddhas. As with a lot of the Temples and Pagodas th...  more »
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  • One of the top destinations in Bagan. Below photo was taken before the 2016 earthquake which damaged the top site of the pagoda.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice architecture with beautiful way to pagoda

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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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