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Discover the dark history of Dhammayan Gyi Temple, dating back to the 12th century. Built by a king who killed his own brother and father to get the throne, the temple has a sinister reputation and the locals often avoid it. Nonetheless, the temple--the largest in the country--affords scenic views if you climb to its upper floors. Walk the long hallways and admire the vast space of the temple, noting the two statues of Gautama and Maitreya. The high ceiling makes the building a perfect nesting spot for bats. Bring a face mask as the place isn't cleaned regularly. Using our international travel planner, Bagan attractions like Dhammayan Gyi Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Dhammayan Gyi Temple reviews
The temple complex with its labyrinth of passageways was built over the 1167 to 1170 period under orders of King Narathu, but never completed due to the assassination of the king. Impressive...
The temple complex with its labyrinth of passageways was built over the 1167 to 1170 period under orders of King Narathu, but never completed due to the assassination of the king. Impressive... more »
This is supposed to be the largest temple in Bagan. After walking through the temple, it is a bit boring. It is not large, when compared against the temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
This is supposed to be the largest temple in Bagan. After walking through the temple, it is a bit boring. It is not large, when compared against the temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. more »
This temple is also unfinished and it more than 800 years ago. It is quite beautiful from inside. Something different from the normal.
This temple is also unfinished and it more than 800 years ago. It is quite beautiful from inside. Something different from the normal. more »
Biggest temple in old Bagan, free entrance ticket, good to spend time here, but we can't climb to temple to see sunset and sunrise anymore!
One of the big temples of Bagan - must see. Big walls surround the temple, and gates from four sides. The temple itself is massive - and very well laid out in terms of concentric structures. On a sunny day you can have a nice view of the surrounding area - there are a couple of vantage points near the rear of the temple area for good photos.
My stay in Bagan included visits to a large number of temples, many of which are more than 800 years old. One such temple is Dhammayan Gyi. It dates back to the second half of the twelfth century. Situated in a field with unobstructed views, it is one of the larger and more impressive temples in the city. A walk around the outer walls of the temple netted me a number of impressive perspectives. The sheer size of the structure and the intricate brickwork set this temple apart. This is not a building that you will rush through. It requires and deserves your full attention. It got mine.
Impressive scale and setting. Throughout areas of Bagan, the trails can be occupied with shepards tending their roaming flocks. A rare moment captured with surreal sunlight slicing through the dust clouds as they advance forward.
This is the biggest and the most beautiful temple in bagan . Most of the tourist come here to see sunset and sunrise as it's near to the sunset point . You can see lot's of balloon in the morning . You can drive your car here . Huge parking and nice place to chill.
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