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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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  • Major temple of the site but damaged by the earthquake of August 2016. It is in the works during our visit and access is severely restricted. No interest before the end of the construction.
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  • This temple suffered some earthquake damage where a huge hole in one of the back ceilings collapsed. You can only view the temple from the front and cannot enter. 
  • This temple was my last one to explore in the evening ably assisted by my guide.Built in 12th century, with doorways and ample open space around is a bit overcrowded with tourists as well as local vis...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Stunning temple ! Unfortunately due to preservation reason, you won't be able to climb very high. In fact, there's only one window available to climb. Still, it's super worth it !
  • one of famous pagoda in bagan....
  • Awesome!
  • You can climb and look for miles. Less people travel here in day time