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Dhammayazika Pagoda, Bagan

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#10 of 51 in Historic Sites in Bagan
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Visit Dhammayazika Pagoda to see terracotta tiles depicting scenes from the Jataka tales, stories about previous lives of the Buddha. You can enter the building through any of five entrances, with the layout of the pagoda in a pentagonal shape. Each side of the pagoda displays an image of the Buddha, enshrined in a small temple. Pay attention to the bell-shaped dome on the top of the pagoda, with concentric rings and lotus buds giving the dome an impressive aesthetic. To see the Maitreya Buddha, the future Buddha, go to the fifth shrine. With our custom trip planner, Bagan attractions like Dhammayazika Pagoda 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 would say that it is one of the top ten temples to visit when you are visiting the Old Bagan city. 
    I would say that it is one of the top ten temples to visit when you are visiting the Old Bagan city.  more »
  • One of the largest and most beautiful pagodas in the region. Gilding peeled off, but you must see it - it's worth it. 
    One of the largest and most beautiful pagodas in the region. Gilding peeled off, but you must see it - it's worth it.  more »
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  • Charming pagoda, it's special as it has 5 sides compared to the usual 4. I've been there with a local guide Christopher and it was great to learn about the place from a local with a deep historical knowledge. Do yourself a favour and get a local guide for at least one day, it will make your travels so much more interesting and your horizons will broaden. :)
  • One of the more unusual temples (most have a square floor plan, but this one has a pentagonal layout with entrances on each of its five sides) and one my favourites.Besides images of the four previous Buddhas, the fifth structure holds an image of the Maitreya Buddha, the future Buddha! The pagoda was build by King Narapatisithu towards the end of the 12th century to house of sacred Buddhist relics given to him by the King of Sri Lanka. It's set in beautiful park like garden, so lovely to stroll around and admire from a distance.

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