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We came here briefly. The rock stands tall by the water side. Of course you have to enter the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ancient Temple

One of the oldest temples located near the magnificent Ayarwadi River. A very small area with... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here briefly. The rock stands tall by the water side. Of course you have to enter the temple (without your shoes) and veer here towards the left. You can step down towards the water and watch the small boats or go inside the...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is on the river. From here you can rent a boat to tour the river. You have to bargain, but everyone expects you to do so.

Thank Hawaii-Ina
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest temples located near the magnificent Ayarwadi River. A very small area with picturesque river views

Thank Kerala2014
Reviewed 26 April 2018

"Buphaya" means the gourd-like pagoda in Myanmar language. It is situated on the bank of Irrawaddy in Bagan. There are many small boats floating on the river. You can try to take a boat trip to the opposite side of Nyaung U(Bagan) where one of...More

Thank MettaTraveller
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This rather small pagoda, compared to bigger ones around, is set by the Irrawadi bank. We saw it while taking the sunset cruise. Great pics from the river. Our tour guide informed us this is the oldest pagoda in Bagan dating back to 10c.

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 12 March 2018

After a day of viewing the temples in Bagan, we went to the Bupaya to see the sunset over the Irrawaddy River (as did many other people — it was quite crowded). There really isn’t much to see at the Bupaya, a golden bulbous pagoda,...More

Thank Jasmine A
Reviewed 19 December 2017

This pagoda was built as a trade mark showing this place is Bagan for ancient traders. Earliest Pyu-styled small pagoda is giving good views and breeze as located on the bank of the river. And it is good for sunset and sunrise at dawn and...More

Thank MIB Tour Compan... M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

located just beside the river, offers a different experience compared to the other pagodas. Crowded with locals but it allows you to witness a little bit of the local life. Easily accessible with ebike.

Thank fabianzeng
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This structure is quite different to others in the area. Nice market place in the vicinity. Pretty location on the river

Thank jaysussex
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a good place to see sunset if you don't want to take the Aeyarwaddy River Cruise. Buphaya is next to the river bank so the view is spectacular.

Thank Geminican
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