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Sulamani Guphaya Temple, Bagan

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Religious Site
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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  • It is a temple in Bagan in unusual fresco painted. And head slightly away from the road, might be lost, but somehow distant is the wonder of Bagan. So different from other temples and impressions during the tour, and enjoy.
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  • This 12th century red-bricked temple is known for its fine brickwork and beautiful frescoes. Unfortunately, when we were there in January, we weren't able to get inside because of repair work that was...  more »
  • Awesome paintings inside and amazing views with a torchlight. If you are not with a guide you will need to bring one. and remember to keep in mind you have to take your shoes off. Bring simple footwea...  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