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Manuha Temple, Bagan

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#9 of 51 in Historic Sites in Bagan
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One of the oldest temples in the Bagan region, the unusual Manuha Temple features three enormous Buddha statues, crammed into small rooms inside the impressive structure. The temple was reputedly built by the imprisoned King Manuha, who was allowed to build it in 1059, and constructed these large effigies trapped internally as a way of conveying his plight. Climb to the top of the central gold-leafed pagoda, where you can see the largest sitting Buddha; his face, which appears grim when viewed below, takes on a contented expression with the changed aspect. Work out when and for how long to visit Manuha Temple and other Bagan attractions using our handy Bagan travel route planning tool.
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  • Manuha Temple was built by King Manuha, mon of Thahton. It was built in the 11th century under King Anawrahta. Mon King Manuha had to live under house-arrest in Bagan. Bagan King did not kill Mon... 
    Manuha Temple was built by King Manuha, mon of Thahton. It was built in the 11th century under King Anawrahta. Mon King Manuha had to live under house-arrest in Bagan. Bagan King did not kill Mon...  more »
  • Set in the heart of the market,it's a real busy one, but there is a good buzz about the place and the temple is another good one to see. 
    Set in the heart of the market,it's a real busy one, but there is a good buzz about the place and the temple is another good one to see.  more »
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  • This is one of the oldest temples of Bagan, from 1067, named after Manuha, King of a Mon Kingdom in lower Burma. There are 4 HUGE Buddah statues inside - quite startling when you enter and too big to fit in a photo! Three are seated and in the back section is a 30m reclining Buddah. It is still a very active temple for worship with several other buildings and icons in worth seeing.
  • One of most famous Temple in Pagan. It was build by King Manuha (Mon's King). Prompt strange design is huge Buddha Image is not match with this temple size. When you visit there, sure get suffocate feeling it is reflect/ come from King Manuha who was in Jail when this pagoda's construction time.

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