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Bagan, Myanmar
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Manuha was one of my favorite temples in Bagan. It's on the main road between old and new Bagan. The white sandstone exterior is nothing special, you can see that style in other temples, but the interior is amazing. From the front side there are...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

It is my most favorite temples in all Bagan where there are tens of temples and Buddha statues which you cannot name apart after just one mere visit. This one for sure is quite significant in a way it makes the pilgrims feel once they...More

Thank nyan l
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

After visiting 13 temples and pagodas in one day it can be hard to tell one from the other. But this one is one to remember because of the 3 Buddhas sitting side by side. Beautiful, though not in the top 5 in Bagan if...More

Thank Lars S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This temple was built by King Manuha of the Mon Kingdom, captured and brought to Bagan by King Anawrahta of Bagan. Huge Buddha statues were built and confined in narrow spaces, presumably expressing the feelings of King Manuha who felt himself confined as a prisoner...More

Thank Ko948
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Visit this temple after seeing the major temples and pagodas. It is really interesting as the Buddha images inside are enormous. The temple walls are a tight fit around the sitting Buddhas, there is more room at the reclining Buddha in the back.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The moment i walked in into this temple, the moment i saw the image of Buddhas, I really felt suffocated and exhausted because images of Buddhas are titanic and their housing temples are way too small. I could see the feeling of Manuha being a...More

Thank MMOverlandar
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We arrived here in the morning, where the monks got food from the locals. Actually there are two temple's. The biggest one, behind the first has some huge Buddha statue's, who hardly fit in the room they are in.

Thank paukie
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is an interesting temple where you get two-in-one combo. A. you get a huge standing/sitting buddha, 2-3 story tall. B. a reclining buddha You get to see buddas in two different positions/postures in one place. I will check it out, but spend less than...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Manuha Temple felt unusual to me. It's named after a Mon King. I was told that the king was held captive and the temple was built to help signify and represent his displeasure of captivity. Basically the front of the temple (via separate doorways) houses...More

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My favorite Temple in Bagan, (and there are many), but this one gave me a sense of wonderment. It seemed to be a bigger building on the inside than the outside. Each room you entered seemed to contain a more spectacular setting. Monstrously sized Buddhas...More

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