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Address: Bagan, Myanmar

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Lovely place to visit on a sunny day

A lovely place to sit in the shade, take in the glory of the monument and observe the burmese go about their worship rituals. There's a lot to see in the temple as it is by itself... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Stuttgart
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A lovely place to sit in the shade, take in the glory of the monument and observe the burmese go about their worship rituals. There's a lot to see in the temple as it is by itself very pretty

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Nelson, New Zealand
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This was the first temple I visited as it was walking distance from my accommodation. Unfortunately it was thief day festival and this place was packed with people. I really liked getting to see all the young monks. There is slot to take in here but I did not stay as long as I would of liked due to the... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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188 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The temple is quite close from Nyaung OO town, It just 5 minutes with E-bike. the temple is amazing and many local people comes to pray. you can see many Buddha statues and normal attribute for buddism religion. Dont forget bring your camera to shoot people around the temple and respect to who doing pray around the temple. It is... More 

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Myanmar
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Unfortunately in this period is on going the repair of roofs all around the country, but you can feel the mystic place where you are

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were on the electric bikes exploring the area and saw the Monastery and stopped to visit. The first thing, when you arrive you're called by a few vendors who try to tell you that you have to come their way to enter, which is not true. They are quite insisting, following you with their postcards, or scarves or anything... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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139 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Magical, authentic, a must to visit. Went there with a guide which was interesting but best is just to go and hang there of a while soaking up the peace and tranquility.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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484 reviews
303 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Be sure to cover this temple early as the crowds will mass. From a photography perspective, the gold reflects quite a bit after 10am.

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Chonburi, Thailand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Me and friends weren't expect too much for this temple.But after see this temple we loved so much here. Around the temple have many tiny shops. They sell traditional Burmese art crafts and the one you can miss is Po-corn.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

An impressive building covered in gold leaf, looks spectacular in the early morning sun. Has a tourist shop at the entrance so its a popular place to visit but you don't get hassled by the young people trying to make a living.

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Thank airportblues
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43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

This clearly is the best looking pagoda in Bagan with a nice precinct and very peaceful. A must visit when in Bagan

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