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“Large active temple with 3 huge Buddhas close to new bagan”
Review of Manuha Temple

Manuha Temple
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$76.30*
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Private Tour: Bagan Temples with Lunch
Ranked #13 of 107 things to do in Bagan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

In a little village (across the street from SMT restaurant which is a great lunch stop) just north of new bagan in the road to old bagan, this temple houses an enormous 46' buddha and two large ones flanking him. An active monastery for the village, this is well worth a stop inside.

Thank Jon1796
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Among the 15 pagodas we visited, this one was unique in displaying 3 sitting Buddhas and 1 reclining one that were huge each in a small space so they looked very cramped, even more so than in any other pagoda we visited. The Buddhas were painted in white. The pagoda is just north of Nan Paya, so it is worth a brief stop after seeing it. However, I would not make a special stop for it if you are pressed for time, since there are others that should be higher on your priority list (such as Nan Paya).

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The story behind this temple and how the huge Buddha image is built inside such a small tight temple makes this place an interesting site to visit. Once you see the tight wrapped Buddha image, you can easily feel the frustration that the captive the kind Manuha felt. Also, there is a reclining Buddha in the back side of the temple that is also interesting that he's smiling when sleep.

Thank thommythom
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This temple is unique, called the strange temple by our guide, as it has 4 buddhas,3 sitting and 1 reclining in a chamber each. The buddhas are huge and there is virtually no room to move inside each chamber and very hard to get a photo to get the perspective of each one. Pretty temple bell outside and another small shrine depicting the days of the week, each day has a different animal with a nat or some such spirit riding on its back. This place is not wheelchair friendly. We were on a guided tour so i have no idea if there was an entry fee.

Thank Shar03
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

This temple has an interesting story of how it was built by the captive Mon king to represent his displeaure of being held captive.

Thank wizzy099
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