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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have your guide tell you the story behind the large Buddhas encased in the small chambers. The stories are as fascinating as the structures themselves.

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Reviewed November 1, 2014

There are more than 3000 temples in the Bagan region so how does one chose? Ask a guide or use Lonely Planet or other guide book. This temple is representative of many of the local ones and does not have any steps. It is less commercial than many of the others and has clean toilets!

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Reviewed October 24, 2014

King Manuha via his unusual concepts of scale and proportions very effectively illustrates what one would feel like in captivity.
Enclosing the colossal size Buddha images in tight, small spaces really got his point across.
My impression of his message was : Every living, thinking, feeling decent person is a Buddha capable of love, hopes and dreams. Imprisoned, the person though limited physically to a tight space, his Buddha mind and spirit can still expand and may not be stifled.

The central seated Buddha, in a "Calling the Earth to Witness" posture measures 46ft. high.
The Reclining Buddha measures 90ft. long. Powerful message!

Thank 3Kells
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Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

There is more to see in this temple, giant Buddhas that seems to be trapped in the rooms, to small for their size, it's an image that will easily stick in your mind.

Thank DonCesar
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Reviewed September 3, 2014

This temple is different from other temples in Bagan. It shows exactly how the King Manuha felt when he built this temple. Big Buddha statues just fit into the temple. Tourists can find this temple easily, it is located just beside the main road from old Bagan to new Bagan.

Thank Su Myat O
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