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"Gawdawpalin Temple" Myanmar (Burma) Things to Do Tip by gabriellefox

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  Gawdawpalin Temple
by gabriellefox
 
 

Excellent view at sunrise and sunset. One of the largest and most imposing of the Bagan temples, the Gawdawpalin was built during the reign of Narapatisithu (1174-1211) but was very badly damaged by the earthquake in 1975. The reconstruction was started in early 1979. In plan it is somewhat similar to the Thatbyinnyu - cube shaped with Buddha images on the four sides of the ground floor. The top of the stupa, before it fell, reached 55 metres (180 feet) high. The top terrace is still an excellent place to catch the sun setting over the Ayeyarwaddy.

Address: Bagan - Myanmar

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2005
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