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The Sulamani Temple was built in 1183 during the reign of King Narapatisithu which was a prosperous era in Bagan. The top of the temple has a tower, or sikhara, that came from north India. The brick work is considered to be one of the...More
Built in 1183 during the heydays of the first Burmese civilization. The ruler at the time king Narapatisithu is not only known for temple construction, but also for irrigation works, introducing common law and a unified Burmese script.
Sulamani is an impressive temple built on...More
We visited the Sulamani Temple to watch the sunrise. The sunrise isnt exactly at the temple, so we had to ride around it to the back to find a raised platform next to a small pond to watch the sunrise from. Stunning views with the...More
This was our last stop before heading to viewing platform for the sunset watching. Our timing was right when reaching at this temple with good late afternoon sunlight for nice photo taking. There are fresco inside the temple and the name of the temple means...More
This is one of the largest temples in Bagan. It has seven tiers of ascending terraces and combines the architecture of temples such as the slender and white Thatbyinnyu (Old Bagan) and the monumental, strong Dhammayangyi . The most striking aspects are the following:
The Sulamani Temple is a 12th Century temple that had beautiful paintings inside. When we were there they had orange and green tarps on top for damage control. A small ruby is rumored to be buried inside, thus the name of the temple means “small...More
This was built by the last great King of the Bagan dynasty - Narapattisittu. It is a huge architectural marvel. Some years back an earthquake knocked out its shikara (cuppola like top). The authorities are working on repairing it. But even after the disfigurement, it...More