Gawdawpalin Temple

Gawdawpalin Temple, Bagan

Gawdawpalin Temple
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sawhneysaab
Delhi836 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the larger temples in the ancient city of Bagan. A must visit temple when you are visiting Bagan.
Written February 29, 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,039 contributions
Jan 2020
Stopped by spontaneously - as you so often do with so many of the temples and pagodas that catch your eye - good to see.
Written January 31, 2020
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fjp4564
Sunshine Coast659 contributions
Dec 2019
Another beautiful Pagoda displaying the fine design architecture of the ancient peoples of the Bagan areas
Written December 6, 2019
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MadBeer
Copenhagen, Denmark533 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This was our last stop of the day after visiting around 10 sights. Still this was a very impressive building especially from the outside. Im not that much into the religious part, but the budhas inside seemed a little more cheerful than many of the others we saw during the day. Maybe becase it was the last stop. 😎. Anyway this should definately be included in your itinerary.
Written July 23, 2019
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Francis Martino
Hirtshals, Denmark1,706 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Gawdawpalin Temple is visually interesting from the outside, it is possibly less crowded. If you come for an early morning sunrise and arrive early as it more people arrive closer to sunrise it is good time to see the very tallest Temple .It is a historic and famous pagoda in Bagan. The usual Buddha sculptures and some remains of wall paintings.Worth to visit.
Written April 8, 2019
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Hepatacyte
Northallerton, UK686 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Situated in Old Bagan within the walls. Quite large and fairly popular with the tour groups but as the 'compound' is quite large it does not feel crowded. Going around the temple is rewarding as the farside does not seem to attract the crowds..
Written March 22, 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia11,601 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Located just outside the grounds of our resort, was this wonderful, temple, (that is actually the second tallest temple in Bagan). As we could walk there we visited at night,(cannot enter however, nice to see it all illuminated) and during the day (hardly anyone there).
Written March 15, 2019
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nikrang
Hyderabad, India135 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
One of the more glorious and intricate temples in Bagan. cant describe the setting , unless you are really there and breathing the air of thousands of years of culture
Written February 8, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
This is the only pagoda I returned to after a week in Bagan. Don't know why, but perhaps it is because most of the Buddha's inside smile and if they are not, their looks are rather mild. Not one of them is lecturing. Moreover you are not distracted, as the inner walls have mostly been whitewashed reminding me of monasteries in Europe. Even though the images are gilded or painted in gold color, they seemed to keep a modest profile. There are not many pilgrims and tourists. The surroundings are green and quiet.

Construction of the temple was completed in 1227 when devout king Htilominlo ruled. It was beautifully restored after the 1975 eartquake. From far away it almost resembles a gothic church.
Written January 12, 2019
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TravelerTrecker
Houston654 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
This is one of the tallest pagodas in Bagan. It is white and slender. The architecture is phenomenal. The doors, the arches, the windows, the vaulted inner corridor, the roofs, the terraces are just beautiful! The interior has many Buddhas. It is located in the Old Bagan, inside the walls. The temple shines and looks impressive in the afternoon. There were very few visitors. There were many photograph opportunities. The place is memorable! You may spend longer than 1 hour here.

You can arrive here by car, horse cart, e-bike, even by walking. If you visit the Old Bagan area by walking is possible to get here from other sites such as the Tharabar gate. Walking is relaxing and rewarding.
Written December 27, 2018
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