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Gubyaukgyi temple, Bagan: 6 reviews and 18 photos

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  • DAY 2: Gubyaukgyi temple (best paintings) - Bagan
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  • DAY 2: Gubyaukgyi temple (best paintings) - Bagan

The first temple we visited by horse cart on our second day to Bagan was Gubyaukgyi, built in early 12th century in an Indian style. The temple lies on the left of Myinkaba village just south of Old Bagan . The monument consists of a large shrine room attached to a smaller antechamber. The temple is typical of the Mon style in that the interior is dimly lit by perforated rather than open windows The fine stuccowork on its exterior walls is in particularly good condition (see additional pic)
BUT what accounts for this temple is the best preserved paintings inside, which are thought to date from the original construction of the temple and to be the oldest remaining in Bagan. The temple was open to public visit. Remember if you visit on your own that a torch is a necessity to explore the paintings under low light conditions. Bare in mind that photography was not allowed inside. Even if flash would have been allowed, the dimly lit interior is not suitable for making any

Directions: North of Myinkaba Paya

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2007
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