Sulamani Guphaya Temple, Bagan

4.5
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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 one of the main tourist attractions in Bagan. There is no access to the second storey. There are so many temples to see in Bagan, that it gets a bit boring after visiting a few...  more »
  • Sulamani Guphaya Temple was built by King Narapatisithu. The temple has a Meditation Monument. You can see many Ink words and well painting in the wall. It has two story building structure and...  more »
  • It was under restoration when we visited this pagoda. It is one of the famous and popular pagoda in bagan. Must visit.  more »
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  • This 12th century temple is one of the most popular with tourists. It is built of brink and stone and has been extensively repaired after the 1975 earthquake. It is known for detailed frescoes in its interior depicting various images from Buddha's life.
  • Near the temple there's a hill to watch and enjoy the beauty and amaze of mother nature,the sunset. Although there is way too much dusty, you will know later that it was worth to endure the dust once you see the awesomeness of Bagan's glorious view within the sunset. The hill is so-called Sulamani Sunset-watching hill as it is near Sulamani temple.
  • You can find out the early architects, which is beginning from AD13. It is real.I can't told too many.If you reach there, you can see the valuable heritage of us.I can't give 5 stars, because there have no standard toilet.
  • As always in Bagan, a beautiful Pagoda... Nothing really special but it's one of the major ones in size. Also beautiful but so are the rest of the Bagan pagodas...
  • Very beautiful murals! Best I have seen in Bagan. Unfortunately local tourists keep touching them and only some are protected.

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