Gubyaukgyi Temple, Bagan

#12 of 49 in Historic Sites in Bagan
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Witness original 12th-century history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, containing the region's best-preserved and oldest frescoes depicting the life of Buddha. The dimly lit interior contains shrines connected by hallways, as well as a grand total of 34 recesses. Buddha statues once filled all the recesses, though due to theft only 19 remain. The sacred structure's position just west of the Myazedi Pagoda adds to its significance, as two stone pillars--sometimes referred to as the Burmese Rosetta Stone--were found at the pagoda. Plan your Gubyaukgyi Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bagan using our Bagan tour itinerary planner.
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  • One of the many nice temples to visit and in Bagan, with some statues in a good condition. The whole place and surroundings are worth the visit  more »
  • This stunning temple is remarkably well-preserved and very beautiful, considering it's from the 12th century. The frescoes on the wall are gorgeous and are worth visiting just for themselves...  more »

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