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Buphaya Paya, Bagan

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#11 of 51 in Historic Sites in Bagan
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Visit the oldest pagoda in Bagan, Buphaya Paya. Legend says that the king, having destroyed gourds (an infectuous plant) from the riverbanks, built the pagoda in the shape of that plant to celebrate his achievement. Take a look at the bulbous shape of the gilded dome, and experience the view, since the temple overlooks the river. Today's pagoda represents a reconstruction from 1975; the original was destroyed in an earthquake. Buphaya Paya is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • This is possibly one of the oldest temples in Bagan, built right next to the river bank. There is a white fortress and this pear shaped pagoda is on top of the fortress. Like other Bagan pagodas... 
    This is possibly one of the oldest temples in Bagan, built right next to the river bank. There is a white fortress and this pear shaped pagoda is on top of the fortress. Like other Bagan pagodas...  more »
  • This pagoda is on the banks of the famous river of Bagan, which is irrawady. People often go for boat rides but we avoided. 
    This pagoda is on the banks of the famous river of Bagan, which is irrawady. People often go for boat rides but we avoided.  more »
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  • This Pagoda is great!! All season, day & night, sun set views.
  • It is a pagoda with a unique shape. The view of the river from this place is quite good.

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