Buphaya Paya

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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is possibly one of the oldest temples in Bagan, built right next to the river bank. There is a white fortress and this pear shaped pagoda is on top of the fortress.

Like other Bagan pagodas, it is usually crowded. There are lots of shops, a busy market right outside. One needs to keep the shoes out before entering.

There are steps on the side of this pagoda that lead down to the river, from where one can hail a boat.

It has a very unique shape in the form of a pear and golden in color, making it perfect for taking pictures. There are a few small temples and shrines around the main structure, where one can sit and meditate or chant the Buddhist suttas.
Written 3 November 2020
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AVNI
532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This pagoda is on the banks of the famous river of Bagan, which is irrawady. People often go for boat rides but we avoided.
Written 29 February 2020
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sawhneysaab
Delhi836 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
You can visit this pagoda to view the Irrawaddy river as well as view the sunset in the evening time.
Written 28 February 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We again rode back crossing the other side of Anawrahta road and headed straight to the riverside for around 3 km to Bupaya temple. This temple is located by the Irrawaddy river, and after sunset, you can have it all by yourself as all crowd dissipates by now. It was a great place for us to spend some peaceful time away from the crowds by the river looking at the beautiful hues of the sky after sunset
Written 20 February 2020
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK4,011 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Buphaya is a very popular temple that sits at the edge of the river. Benefitting from an elevation a view up and down to the Irawaddy is a key attraction to this area.

That said the Lakananda temple at nearby New Bagan has sunsets over the nearby hills. A better opportunity for tourists.
Written 4 February 2020
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Lynkster
Australia253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Being a small shrine and enclosure, not much time needs to be spent here, unless you want to take in the view of the vast Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy). The surrounding market is interesting as it is not completely geared towards tourists, selling goods that locals would shop for such as thanaka wood.

A booth is available for people who need to change into more appropriate covered up clothing for visiting a Burmese sacred site, as the case with all temples, monasteries and padogas. Take care where you step, as it is open air. Recommend bringing wet wipes to clean your feet when you leave.
Written 5 January 2020
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ankyfire
Shanghai, China579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
When I was visiting Myanmar, the golden rock close to Yangon was renovated and this place is as close to that as it could be. It has a beautiful view of Irrawaddy river.
Many people come there for sunset and I could see why, although the place isn’t very big and I avoided crowds and went during the day. It is definitely worth seeing as it’s very different from most reddish-brown temples of Bagan.
Written 22 December 2019
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arvind1000
Pune, India2,266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a small temple and a bulbous shaped stupa overlooking the Irrawaddy river at a height. It is one of oldest temples in Bagan having been built in the 2nd century. The original pagoda was completely destroyed in an earthquake in 1975 but has now been re-built and is in good condition. It is a great place to watch the sunset over the Irrawaddy river.
Written 3 December 2019
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,976 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Though not on the itinerary, we wanted to be near the river Irrawaddi and we visited this beautiful Pagoda on the riverside. Maybe the oldest Pagoda, it was destroyed in 1975 earthquake and has been rebuilt. It looks beautiful from the riverside which itself is beautiful.
Written 8 October 2019
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axels
Lillehammer, Norway2,196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
We made two pics from this stupa, it's the first you are passing when arriving by boat to Bagan. It is one of the oldest from around 800!? - because it is widely believed to have been built by the third King of Pagan, Pyusawhti who ruled from 168 to 243 AD. This pagoda was totally destroyed by a earthquake in 1975. since fully reconstructed using modern materials, with lesser adherence to the original design.Subsequently, it was built as a gilded superstructure.(googled) A lot of tourists are coming every evening in front of the pagoda for "sunset pics" with the stupa and the Ayeyarwady River :) (in nov.2017)
Written 2 October 2019
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