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Lovely stone work

Quite different from other temples. The stone work on the spire is impressive. Well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Bagan's answer to India's Maha Bodhi temple at Bodh Gaya

Good to visit during sunset. Great sculpture details depicting around 450 different images of the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Baguio, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This temple is really unusual and contains a giant golden Buddha statue. It is built after a temple in India and you can feel the difference. It was magical there.

Thank Zwillingsseele
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This pagoda is one of the smaller ones. Worth a visit if you are in the area but not one of the main attractions. Nice structure.

Thank Lars S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Quite different from other temples. The stone work on the spire is impressive. Well worth a visit if close by

Thank jaysussex
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Good to visit during sunset. Great sculpture details depicting around 450 different images of the Buddha. Its pyramidal tower can give off a light contrast especially at the south side. One turn off is one of the Buddhas having decorated christmas lights behind its head...More

Thank migs7792
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The temple is unique and has big Indian culture influence. based on my visit, the temple look different compare to other temple in Bagan. It is worth to visit this place.

Thank Sigitpramono
Reviewed 15 August 2017

After two days of temple-hopping, all of the temples in Bagan start to blend together. But the detail of Mahabodhi sets it apart. The repetitive images of Buddha were quite stunning. Look for the young woman selling thanaka outside the temple compound. She will show...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I rode my bicycle along Bagan-Nyaung U road and was near the excavation site of King Anawrahta and Kyansittha's Palace when I turned right and bumped into this temple. The first sight of it stunned me as the architectural style was totally different from the...More

Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Mahabodhi Pagoda is still an active temple and locals come to worship. It gets very hot during the day and without the shoes it is almost impossible to walk around. However a great temple where locals and other buddhists still come to worship.

Thank Asian_Wanderer888
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A simple pagoda that appears to be much less frequented by visitors. A place therefore where one can take the time to admire the uniqueness of this pagodas style, and learn of the pathway taken by Buddha for the following seven weeks after his enlightenment.

Thank FyingKiwi
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

More hindu style temple with a lot of cool designs along the sides. Also a lot of pigeons hang out at this temple.

Thank satobt
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