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Best place to view sunset

It was WOW, incredible. Viewing sunset. This Bulethi Pagoda is a must-go place especially if you... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Nano E
Rochester, New York
Just. Wow.

You get quickly overwhelmed and spoiled with the vast amount of temples. I took an e-bike tour to... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Mojo M
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

It was WOW, incredible. Viewing sunset. This Bulethi Pagoda is a must-go place especially if you want to see the amazing Bagan sunset view. However, be very careful when you climb. The stairs are kind of steep though.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Nano E
Reviewed 9 April 2018

You get quickly overwhelmed and spoiled with the vast amount of temples. I took an e-bike tour to explore the area, then veered off on my own. Well worth the experience. But it's nice to have a personal guide to get your feet wet. After...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This temple used to be about the coolest little temple in Bagan for sunrise seekers. But as of January 2018, you can no longer climb it. Still worth looking around a bit, but when I went back there last week, it was absolutely deserted.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank tokyomike55
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Bulethi Pagoda is a very popular place to view the famous sunset drenching the many temples, stupas, and pagodas in a myriad of sunset colors in Bagan Myanmar. Some would say an ethereal experience. Our guide got us there an hour before sunset to access...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank luvnglife
Reviewed 4 February 2018

There are endless number of pagodas, supas and shrines. It is a tourist thing to do, but after a few they really are just like another.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank travel4fun111
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Today it is not allowed to go up by government. Once we had been there for many times and passed by horseback riding. But it is still amazing for photos.

Date of experience: January 2018
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This temple is located on top of a hill and is reached by a steep climb, offering expansive views of of other ancient pagodas, temples & stoopas.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Great for sunset but you need to arrive early to get a good spot on top of the temple as it gets crowded fast. ledges on the temple are somewhat narrow so just take extra precaution when climbing up. The view of the sunset is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

If you're a foreigner, make sure you pay the $20 ticket in Bagan and make sure to keep that ticket with you all the time. There are roving officers who check them whenever you enter some known temple like bulethi. Go early so you can...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The hotel I stayed recommended this pagoda to view sunrise. I suspect it was because it was less than ten minutes away, and climbing it was relatively safe. I believe most, if not all, pagodas involve climbing. My driver took me to two others but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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26 February 2018|
Response from ZAWONE | Reviewed this property |
yes. today Bulethi and all are not allowed to climb. They may open soon.I hope.
Justin M
16 March 2016|
Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The cultural ministry did announce that which brought howls of protest from local tourist operators so the edict was abolished. Personally I think it is disrespectful yet admit to climbing monuments in Bagan because... More