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“The Reclining Buddha is worth a visit!”
Review of Manuha Temple

Manuha Temple
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Amazing Bagan Temples Day Tour
Ranked #12 of 104 things to do in Bagan
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“The Reclining Buddha is worth a visit!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is an interesting little temple. Through skinny little doors you find two rather huge, golden coloured sitting Buddhas and at the back of the temple is a room that barely contains an enormous reclining Buddha. Definately a place to take some interesting photos!

Visited February 2013
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“King Manuka's Temple”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Each Temple it is arranged for a tourist to visit in Bagan has a specific characteristic. This one is built by a King in captivity and has 4 huge statues of Buddah in narrow enclosures, so as to express the feeling of the captive King. To visit the place with the reclining Buddah is difficult because of the narrow steps, narrow door and too many visitors.

Visited December 2012
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Beijing, China
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“Large active temple with 3 huge Buddhas close to new bagan”
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.

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Cupertino, California
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“Unusual pagoda with huge Buddhas in small spaces”
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).

Visited January 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Interesting representation of frustrated captive king”
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.

Visited December 2012
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