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Ancient Temple

One of the oldest temples located near the magnificent Ayarwadi River. A very small area with... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Aruna G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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'Buphaya' is a pagoda in Bagan which has picturesque river view of Irrawaddy

"Buphaya" means the gourd-like pagoda in Myanmar language. It is situated on the bank of Irrawaddy... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on the river. From here you can rent a boat to tour the river. You have to bargain, but everyone expects you to do so.

Thank Hawaii-Ina
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest temples located near the magnificent Ayarwadi River. A very small area with picturesque river views

Thank Aruna G
Reviewed April 25, 2018

"Buphaya" means the gourd-like pagoda in Myanmar language. It is situated on the bank of Irrawaddy in Bagan. There are many small boats floating on the river. You can try to take a boat trip to the opposite side of Nyaung U(Bagan) where one of...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This rather small pagoda, compared to bigger ones around, is set by the Irrawadi bank. We saw it while taking the sunset cruise. Great pics from the river. Our tour guide informed us this is the oldest pagoda in Bagan dating back to 10c.

Thank B1714D
Reviewed March 11, 2018

After a day of viewing the temples in Bagan, we went to the Bupaya to see the sunset over the Irrawaddy River (as did many other people — it was quite crowded). There really isn’t much to see at the Bupaya, a golden bulbous pagoda,...More

Thank Jasmine A
Reviewed December 18, 2017

This pagoda was built as a trade mark showing this place is Bagan for ancient traders. Earliest Pyu-styled small pagoda is giving good views and breeze as located on the bank of the river. And it is good for sunset and sunrise at dawn and...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

located just beside the river, offers a different experience compared to the other pagodas. Crowded with locals but it allows you to witness a little bit of the local life. Easily accessible with ebike.

Thank fabianzeng
Reviewed November 29, 2017

This structure is quite different to others in the area. Nice market place in the vicinity. Pretty location on the river

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a good place to see sunset if you don't want to take the Aeyarwaddy River Cruise. Buphaya is next to the river bank so the view is spectacular.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This pagoda is small and it's close to the river. I liked it as the shape is simple but not obsvious.

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