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“massive looking temple” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dhammayangyi Temple

Dhammayangyi Temple
Bagan, Myanmar
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Ranked #6 of 43 Attractions in Bagan
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“massive looking temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

built in 1170 very interesting way of interlocking mortar less brickwork, and the different stories around are nice also to listen !!!

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Afternoon brings out its richness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful and colossal structure. The afternoon sun brings out the rich redness and the shadows provide lots of contrast.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Must go when you listen to the history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The founder of this pyramid style pagoda is King Kalagya in 12th Century. This is a bad king who tried to repent after killing his Father and Brother for the throne.Then King Kalagya got murdered by the Queen's brother because of he killed the Queen. Reason of he kill the Queen because he don't like the way the Queen talk. Her dialect is a bit different because she came from another place.This place is dark and full of mysteries. Even the architecture of this temple is unique although incomplete. One can't insert in needles in between of the bricks layed. This is how meticulous this incomplete temple...Some says this place is haunted.Well which temple not??? Full of dead people everywhere.

Visited March 2013
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Wilmslow UK
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“Different from others”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

although it's lost its top in an earthquake, there is a massiveness about it which makes it different. Also shows very special stone masonry if you're interested, plus the usual Buddhas.

Visited March 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“A massive Temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

As our private guide explained to us many legends concerning the builder of the Temple are related to it.It is known for its fine brickwork because the workers were thretened by death if a pin passed through the bricks!!! A large part of the Temple's interior is closed by bricks for unknown reasons. Only the outer corridors are accessible.Worthwhile to see for its unique construction.

Visited December 2012
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