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Location, location, location

This is a very small temple but in a beautiful location next to the river offering lovely views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Beside Ayeyarwaddy River

Among the many pagodas and stupas in Old Bagan, Buphaya Paya is extraordinarily unique from the... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small temple but in a beautiful location next to the river offering lovely views. You can also take boat trips from this location

Thank NWL72
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Among the many pagodas and stupas in Old Bagan, Buphaya Paya is extraordinarily unique from the rest. Firstly, it is located right near the beach overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River. Secondly, the shimmering gilded dome shaped stupa positions right at the focal point of the temple...More

Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Buphaya Paya is very crowded and nothing special at all. For us even the view of the Ayerawaddy river was average – low water level, lots of garbage. Go somewhere else instead.

Thank Grzegorz B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Temple has good river view . Try to visit it ASAP as more and more garbidge is thrown to riverside mainly by locals .

Thank Andre P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Not much in the way of interest here apart from a massive Golden Ball, that they dug up years ago and you can read the story here. Thats about it, to be honest. As they say, moving on, nothing to see here......

Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Buphaya Pagoda is the easiest way to see a sunset at the river with out much effort or climbing up some pagoda. The view of the river with the sun setting is actually quite nice. A bit crowded because everyone seems to s top by...More

Thank Asian_Wanderer888
Reviewed 19 February 2017

There isn't really any reason to come here unless you want to take part in the public shower with the locals. Otherwise, this is a nice place to watch the sunset. Even better, hire a private boat for a few dollars to see the sunset...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 13 February 2017

On the banks of the Irrawaddy, makes for some great views. Very different from the other Pagodas in Bagan, The gourd shaped Bu Paya is a reconstruction. . There is a more modern working shrine close by, which seems popular with the local population.

1  Thank ptrav9
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It's by the river. Unless you have a lot of time, it's alright to give this temple a miss. But if you want to have a good understanding of Bagan important temples, I suppose it's good a visit to understand where the temple is. This...More

Thank 1234Kpo
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The pagoda is pretty but not unique in any way. The views of the Ayerawaddy river is nice. I think this place can be avoided.

Thank BharathiMani
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