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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  • On damaged in the earthquake, was being repaired. It was hard to get in the e bike Street dirt not paved the way, so. Worth a look in the large and splendid Temple is. Though there is relief and frescoes, was beautiful.
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  • Still in decent shape with lots of carvings on the wall showing interesting history of the period. Becoming very commercial as there are lots of kiosks/shops selling souvenirs around the temple. Howev...  more »
  • The Sulamani Temple counts into bigger temples in Bagan. It was built in 12 c in red bricks. Apart from that it has great sand stone and plaster decorations outside and fantastic mural paintings insid...  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.
  • Visible from far a monumental temple, popular with crowds
  • Brickwork, glazed and the mural from 13th to 19th century can be seen. A must go pagoda when you visit Bagan.
  • Wonderful wall paintings. Pity that the govt is not putting much effort in preserving them.
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