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“The Unfinished Temple”

Dhammayangyi Temple
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Ranked #8 of 107 things to do in Bagan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's impossible for everyone to visit all the temples at Bagan, as a visitor, where would one start? we just follow the tour guide, wherever he decided to go, we trust he had show us all the must visit temples, this temple is the biggest at Bagan, was actually never finished before the king was assassinated, everything was just stop, due to the king's reputation, the temple was never restore, therefore what you see today is close to original, there suppose had many paintings inside, after almost thousand of years, all just gone with the wind, bring a flashlight, is very dark in some spots, you can't hardly see when you walk.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spotted this temple only cuz we were actually headed to a viewing-mound (efforts in getting tourists to stop temple climbing for views) to get landscape photos of Bagan. There are two such viewing mounds, close to this temple which get really busy at sunset (5.30 pm onwards). This temple is massive and looks pyramid-ish from a distance. A few drink shops and souvenir shops at the entrance. One nice thing about this temple, aside from its massiveness, is hanging puppets from trees on its grounds (See photo).

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dhammayangyi is right in the middle of a group of some of the coolest temples in Bagan (Like the Guni temples, f'rinstance.) Not only is it the largest temple in Bagan, built in 1167-1170, but it is still has plenty of murals clearly visible. One of my favorites in Bagan -- been there 4 times now.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside waliking down a tree lined pathway was lovely and very photogenic.Better in the late afternoon sun as the buildings brickwork takes on a different view. You can walk right round in side .There are some original fresco on some walls and you can see were they have tried to repair the stucco. Nearby you can climb an elevated slope to see the sunset. Lots of traders then

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Built in the North Indian style, this temple is supposedly the largest in the Bagan are and so draws the largest number of tourists. To really appreciate the temple, go before 9 am to avoid the crowds. The temple is unusual in that it has twin Budda statues. Vendors abound with the usual tourist items.

Thank James W
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