Sulamani Guphaya Temple

Sulamani Guphaya Temple, Bagan

Sulamani Guphaya Temple
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,957 contributions
Jan 2020
Surrounded by a circular wall, inside a large part of it is used by local shops selling souvenirs. A viewing mound is very near for sunset use, to avoid crowds we took in that view daytime. Currently the top is covered with scaffold and green sheeting undergoing repair.
Written February 13, 2020
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,845 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Solomon, Sulamani, Soleimini, Suleimani appears to be popular all over the world and within different cultures.

In Bagan, however, the Sulamani Phaya is hugely impressive both inside and out. The huge structure can be seen from some distance due to the flat elevation of the surrounding countryside.

This temple is a draw for local people and tourists alike. The walls are adorned with frescoes internally. Large and small Buddhas sit in various positions in the temple.

A great piece of ancient history and architecture. A must when in Bagan.
Written February 2, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions
Mar 2019
Very elegant multi-storey structure called Sulamani Pagoda. The Sulamani is a two storey structure with a square layout with a spire ornament shaped like an umbrella on top of it – its red brick color lits up beautifully when the sun tends to go down. We had find the beautiful picture of sun setting.
Written February 20, 2020
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia5,588 contributions
Mar 2020
This temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Bagan. There is no access to the second storey.

There are so many temples to see in Bagan, that it gets a bit boring after visiting a few. Especially with the rule to remove shoes and socks. Cleaning my feet after every visit to a temple, became tiresome.
Written April 11, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
Feb 2020
Sulamani Guphaya Temple was built by King Narapatisithu. The temple has a Meditation Monument. You can see many Ink words and well painting in the wall. It has two story building structure and amazing architecture style.
Written March 19, 2020
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OTT12
London322 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
This one of the most wonderful Pagoda you could possibly visit in the Bagan area.
Built about a thousand years ago, it is covered in old painted images of Buddha and other buddhist images. The Pagoda has huge importance to Buddhists and you can immerse your self into the power this place has.
Always dress appropriately and don't for to bring with you a pack of moist tissues so you can clean your feet from the dust as you will not be allowed shoes as in all Temples and places of worship.
Visit it at your first opportunity as more and more tourists are coming now which will make all these places more and more congested.
Written March 8, 2015
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bkhaw
Milton, MA18 contributions
Oct 2018
Sulamini Cave Temple is one of the temples that is a must visit. More recent earthquake has caused the stupa to collapse but it is under reconstruction. The cave temple vestibule is still intact with many impressive frescoes but they are in need of preservation or restoration. It is a pity that UNESCO world heritage would not consider such sites as world heritage. One reason given was that the Myanmar Government allowed hotels to be built in the area. The area is a very large area, and European ideas of what is appropriate is being shoved down the throats of the Asians. This is hypocrisy since there are heritage sites on much smaller scale such as theThe Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, one of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage Sites has hotel very close to the site. More visitors should be more sensitive to the Asian culture and need and register their opposition to how world heritage site are designated.
Written November 7, 2018
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,313 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
We really enjoyed walking in and around this stunning place. The temple is well maintained and kept, and has so much history behind it. The place is well preserved and will be very soon one of the World UNESCO sites.
Written October 4, 2018
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ElenSun-Hi
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia146 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
I love how each of the temples here have their own back stories and their own identity. Travelling to a lot of places, the temples gets old pretty fast, and they all start to look the same, but this is certainly not the case in Bagan. My favourite temple is definitely Htilomilo and this, and again, do hire a knowledgeable local or tour guide to bring you around.
Written December 1, 2015
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,590 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
One of the more popular temples for good reason. Built in 1183 - yes 1183! by King Narapatisithu. The temple was restored after the 1975 earthquake, and uses brick and stone, with frescoes in the interior of the temple. It was rebuilt in 1994.
I was taken back with the beauty of the frescos and enjoyed taking my time in this quiet and peaceful temple.
To avoid the heat, walk along the white marble tiles rather than the black ones.
You don't have to worry about hawkers here - it has a certain sense of peace and wonderment.
Written October 3, 2015
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