Thatbyinnyu Temple, Bagan

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Explore one of Bagan’s most famous temples at Thatbyinnyu Temple. The temple towers over its nearby neighbours and is famed for its height and its white exterior. Built in the 12th century by King Alaungsithu, the temple takes its name from the Omniscience of the Buddha. Explore the serene grounds and admire the temple's imposing presence. Inside, you’ll find a large seated Buddha on the second story, and from the terraces you can take in the magnificent views of the surrounding scenery. Take a seat and enjoy the surroundings while admiring the fortress-like architecture of the temple. To visit Thatbyinnyu Temple and other attractions in Bagan, use our Bagan trip planner .
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  • September 9, 2017
    In 8/2016 earthquake repair at the top. It also feels from around 2012, Interior stairs. Murals and 13th-century Myanmar characters are able to touch easily, so want to protect acrylic boards. I would think would not place peeled off murals in the past is painful, maybe into the Interior.
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  • September 7, 2017
    but you can only get into it-you cannot get on top of it. There are shops around if one lacks water!
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  • August 17, 2017
    So as the title suggests, the tallest in Bagan white Temple, stands out. During the big Buddha are arrived at. So close to the heart of the ruins where temple itself is a particularly interesting experience was not that the ruins would always stop on the tour.
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Bagan accommodations try their best to fit in with the atmosphere of spirituality and mystery that clings to the temple town. As such, you won't find any high-rise hotels here. Instead, a number of squat wooden lodges, converted traditional houses, and new boutique resorts (all pretty low to the ground) provide the main options for those staying in town. Among them, you'll find some that offer a slightly better range of facilities--including well-maintained pools and restaurants--and others that offer basic dormitory accommodation.
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