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"reclining buddha"
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"held captive"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Quite remarkable to view the sitting Buddha in such a confined and limited space! In fact, the reclining Buddha also is housed in a very confined space. The intention of letting viewers feel the uncomfortable confinement is effectively observant!

Thank Dinah108
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

The guide explained that the king was emprisonned when ordered to build this temple. So the face of the Buddha statue looks sad. We can see a big statue of inclined Buddha.

Thank cobelolem
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

If you are staying near New Bagan, this temple would be nearer to your exploration as it is located at Myinkaba village at the southern end of Old Bagan. I was not staying at New Bagan. I was staying at Eden Hotel in Nyaung U...More

1  Thank soh_kien_peng
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