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Shwe-gyu-gyi, Bagan

4.7
#5 of 17 in Outdoors in Bagan
Absorb the peaceful surroundings of Shwe-gyu-gyi, a 12th-century Indian temple boasting mixtures of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Stone slabs bearing ancient inscriptions suggest that the holy structure took seven months to complete. It consists of three buildings featuring spires reaching for the sky. The main building sits upon a 3 m (12 ft) tall foundation. Step through its famous wooden carved doors to find a brightly lit interior, illuminated with natural light from eleven arched windows and wide-open corridors. Climb to the top floor and out onto the terrace to enjoy magnificent views of pristine scenery. Footwear is not allowed inside. To plan Bagan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Bagan is a must visit place in your life! I visited all of the country, this Country is the most impressive. The thousands of temples that are spread across the ground of Bagan are the most impressive...  more »
  • It is one of the temples in Old Bagan, a rare temple standing on a terrace. The sutra was read inside, but it was swept outside loud by a huge loudspeaker and it felt a little noisy. Inside, western groups were doing zazen, so I thought it was rare. I was sorry that I couldn't climb to the second floor now.
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