Buphaya Paya

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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is possibly one of the oldest temples in Bagan, built right next to the river bank. There is a white fortress and this pear shaped pagoda is on top of the fortress.

Like other Bagan pagodas, it is usually crowded. There are lots of shops, a busy market right outside. One needs to keep the shoes out before entering.

There are steps on the side of this pagoda that lead down to the river, from where one can hail a boat.

It has a very unique shape in the form of a pear and golden in color, making it perfect for taking pictures. There are a few small temples and shrines around the main structure, where one can sit and meditate or chant the Buddhist suttas.
Written November 3, 2020
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kosoesoemdy
Mandalay, Myanmar3,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Would you like to get the spot where not many tourists who willingly to see nice sunset in Bagan? It's Bupaya Paya ( Bu means Gourd & paya means Pagoda ). Not only to see the sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy river bank, you can also enjoy the boat ride to river with 12000 kyats for sunset time for one hour.
Written September 2, 2014
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atripwithme
Singapore, Singapore167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
This temple has proper food shops and souvenirs for you buy back. It is also one of the places where it's close to the river for a nice view.
Written March 4, 2016
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spokanetraveller
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Easy to get to, adjacent the river, we walked to it from Bagan Thande hotel. There were little stalls nearby and taxis waiting.
Written November 23, 2014
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Peri L
Taipei, Taiwan69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Among thousands of pagodas in Bagan, Bupaya Pagoda is my favorite. For its unique and beautiful streamlined shape, for the great location at riverside.

I visited Bupaya Pagoda at sunset. Instead of seeing sunset from some tall pagodas like most people do, I'd rather watching sunset falling Irrawaddy River.
Walking alone riverside, feeling the breeze, seeing golden sunset and pagoda embracing each other... I indeed treasure the relaxing and ethereal moment.
Written August 28, 2014
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arvind1000
Pune, India2,721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a small temple and a bulbous shaped stupa overlooking the Irrawaddy river at a height. It is one of oldest temples in Bagan having been built in the 2nd century. The original pagoda was completely destroyed in an earthquake in 1975 but has now been re-built and is in good condition. It is a great place to watch the sunset over the Irrawaddy river.
Written December 3, 2019
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TravelerTrecker
Houston832 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Buphaya is a very old pagoda. From a historical perspective Buphaya Paya is a paradigm of the initial pagodas built in Bagan. The pagoda has gentle swelling sides and tapering spires. It is small. It does not look old at all. It has been restored. The views of the Irrawaddy are stunning.

We visited Buphaya Paya around 330 pm. It was not crowded at all and we had an excellent photograph opportunity. At sunset the site is very crowded. This is one of the places where people hire boats to see sunset from the Irrawaddy.
Written December 27, 2018
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KDMG
69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Quick stop, but it has amazing views of the river! Great area for people watching in general. The original pagoda was destroyed in an earthquake.
Written August 14, 2017
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Among the many pagodas and stupas in Old Bagan, Buphaya Paya is extraordinarily unique from the rest.

Firstly, it is located right near the beach overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River.

Secondly, the shimmering gilded dome shaped stupa positions right at the focal point of the temple resembles a lighthouse extending her bright golden rays at the boats and ferries plying in the darkness of the Ayeyarwaddy River.

Thirdly, there are quite a number of food and souvenir stalls located just outside the entrance of the temple.

I rented a bicycle from my hostel at Nyaung U and cycled my way along Bagan-Nyaung U road. After visited a number of temples along both sides of the road, I came to the western end of this Bagan-Nyaung U road where I stopped by a temple by the name of Myet Taw Phyay Phaya. From this temple, I cycled a side lane to the end and found this Buphaya Paya temple right near the beach of the River. It is quite easy to find this temple.

I also replenished my water bottle at this temple as there were tanks of filtrated water supply at the temple compound. I was perspiring by the time I reached this temple and the cold refreshing water boost my energy. I took a rest wandered around this temple before continued my journey.

This temple is something different. Do drop by to have a look. It is impressive.
Written March 23, 2017
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ptrav9
630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
On the banks of the Irrawaddy, makes for some great views. Very different from the other Pagodas in Bagan, The gourd shaped Bu Paya is a reconstruction. .
There is a more modern working shrine close by, which seems popular with the local population.
Written February 12, 2017
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