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Shwegugyi Temple, Ancient Bagan, Myanmar

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Shwegugyi Temple is a Buddhist temple constructed during the reign of King Alaungsithu in 1131.

It is an example of Bagan architecture of the middle period of the empire. Name of the temple stands for “Great Golden Cave”, reminds of the fact that Bagan temples were erected as replicas of sacred caves. The temple was built on an expansive brick foundation 3 meters tall. Both the hall and the inner corridor have doorways and open windows, making it airy and well-lit.

There are four Buddha images seated around the sides of the central block in the cellar. The temple is known for its arched windows, and its history, which is inscribed in two stone slabs in Pali.

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Built:11th Century
Address:Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
City:Bagan
State/Region:Mandalay Region
Country:Myanmar (Burma)
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