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Sulamani Guphaya Temple, Bagan

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I love to see ancient paiting with buddhism influence on wall inside the temple. Beautiful... I hope they can keep the ancient painting due to has high value of wisdom message to young generation. Wor...  read more »
  • A must when visiting Bagan had the most amazing time here and the temple is stunning , we hired two electric bike and spent the whole day visiting all the temples ....a memory never to forget. 
  • Unfortunately in the recent earthquake had seemed the top is crumbling. Have still a big presence, is a beautiful preserved, as well as tourists, monks and local people also crowded.
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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 !
  • You can climb and look for miles. Less people travel here in day time
  • Beautiful and grand. Should be on your list of must visit temples in Bagan.
  • Great location off the beaten track.
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