One of the oldest temples in the Bagan region, the unusual Manuha Temple features three enormous Buddha statues, crammed into small rooms inside the impressive structure. The temple was reputedly built by the imprisoned King Manuha, who was allowed to build it in 1059, and constructed these large effigies trapped internally as a way of conveying his plight. Climb to the top of the central gold-leafed pagoda, where you can see the largest sitting Buddha; his face, which appears grim when viewed below, takes on a contented expression with the changed aspect. Work out when and for how long to visit Manuha Temple and other Bagan attractions using our handy Bagan travel route planning tool.
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Manuha Temple Reviews
Set in the heart of the market,it's a real busy one, but there is a good buzz about the place and the temple is another good one to see. more »
In addition to the large reclining Buddha, there is a seated Buddha in the temple, who is attributed the property of changing the expression on his face as he approaches. more »
This temple that appears somewhat pyramidal is just big enough for the three huge statues of Buddha in a sitting position, and one of a recumbent Buddha. There is a huge pot in front, reminding one of the alms seeking bowl of monks . Devotees climb up a small ladder and drop their offerings in the form of money in it. Other kinds of offering, namely rice etc. are placed in front of this bowl. When it was learnt that the king Manuha , who constructed this temple, made it in such a cramped style as a representation of his own travails in captivity, one could not but wonder whether he constructed it out of devotion, or out of vengeance.
One of most famous Temple in Pagan. It was build by King Manuha (Mon's King). Prompt strange design is huge Buddha Image is not match with this temple size. When you visit there, sure get suffocate feeling it is reflect/ come from King Manuha who was in Jail when this pagoda's construction time.
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