Gawdawpalin Temple
Gawdawpalin Temple
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We really enjoyed the architectural design as well as the grounds surrounding the area. The large sitting golden Buddha is also beautifully done.
Written October 5, 2018
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Thida1964
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
As I usually stay at Bagan Thande Hotel when I go to Bagan, I always visit this temple in early mornings. The view is stunning with sunrise, birds flying around and calm beauty of the temple.
Written November 11, 2014
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TravelerTrecker
Houston832 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
I cycled my way from Nyaung U town where I stayed and explored my way along Bagan-Nyaung U Road to visit most temples on both sides of the road.

The Bagan Nyaung U Road is a straight road but there is a 90 degree left bend where you continue t cycled for around 100 metres and you will see this impressive temple located 20 metres from the main road. It is very visible due to her gigantic size. Her whitewash facade and outlook resembled Thatbyinnyu Pagoda. It is the second tallest Pagoda.

The temple is impressive as you found her from the roadside. It was built during the reign of King Narapatisithu and completed in 1227 during King Htilominlo. It is 2 storeys
tall with 3 lower terraces and 4 upper terraces similar in architectural design like that of Thatbyinnyu Temple. There are two large white lion statues guarding the entrance of the temple.

The pointed arches and vaulted chambers are spectacular features of this temple. The pointed spires extended 55 meters to the sky.

Unfortunately, much of the temple was destroyed during the 1975 earthquake and rebuilt subsequently.

The enormous temple is near Thatbyinnyu Yemple and Mahabodhi Temple. I visited after cycling out from Bupaya Temple.

It deserved a visit.

Written April 30, 2017
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Finn555
Jakarta, Indonesia157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
It is the second highest temple in Bagan after Thatbyinnyu temple. When you are in Bagan, I suggest you to visit this place. Even though interior of temple is the same after you see 3 or 4 temple, the exterior of the building is another story.
Written April 6, 2017
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lightupthedarkness
cardiff222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Great views in a quiet location. A favourite with locals and now its one of mine.
There is a different feel/connection about this place that I didnt find at a lot of the others
Written February 29, 2016
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WinR
Wehl, Netherlands128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
Gaw Daw Palin is one of the larger temples in Bagan, situated inside the old city wall and only a few minutes (by bike) from Bagan Thande Hotel. Similar impressive architectural design as That Byin Nyu and Htilo Minlo. Inside is not very interesting though.
Like other large temples, you often see Gaw Daw Palin on panorama pictures taken from Shwesandaw or Shwe Gyu Gyi.
Written June 25, 2014
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Smeets P
London, UK9,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
This 12th century temple was built by King Narapatisithu and about 60 meters high, it is famous for the sunset over the scenic beauty of the Ayeyarwaddy River with the backdrop of Tankyitaung Hill. There is good view of ancient Bagan from the upper terrace of the temple but it was being restored.
Written May 6, 2014
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AntarcticBound
Brisbane1,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
This is one of the largest temples in Bagan and the most imposing. It is one of the highest and affords a good view of the surrounding plains of Old Bagan. It suffered a bit of damage in the 1975 earthquake but some reconstruction work has taken place since then. The highest terrace is not open to visitors due to damage to the stairs. The reconstruction work included a modernised shrine/altar and tile floors. This temple does not appear to be on the tourist bus circuit, so it is one to see in peace and quiet.
Written April 29, 2014
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
The 2nd tallest temple in Bagan, located in the middle of the walled part of Old Bagan, with an exterior much more impressive than the interior. Someone will find you and give you an impromptu tour. There were no other tourists when I was there.
Inside there are extensive whitewashed corridors with highly decorated ceilings. Elsewhere there are only traces left of formerly impressive murals tucked behind the heads of Buddha statues. There was a man there with a broom attempting to clean the murals but I think he was doing more damage than good. The temple has nice grounds, there was a green snake in one of the trees, which my guide said was harmless.
Written April 2, 2014
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