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“held captive”(7 reviews)
Bagan, Myanmar
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

If you are staying near New Bagan, this temple would be nearer to your exploration as it is located at Myinkaba village at the southern end of Old Bagan. I was not staying at New Bagan. I was staying at Eden Hotel in Nyaung U...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Designed by King Manuha to show how upset he was at incarceration the cramped space is overwhelming, especially when other tourists and locals have no respect for others - needs to be made one entrance and one exit. The face of the seated buddha is...More

1  Thank SurreyGirl27
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture blew me away as well as its history. This is a beautiful temple and worth seeing..... everything is just beautiful!!!!!

Thank gary c
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Built by Mon King, Manuha, Manuha temple is an ancient architecture. King wanted to express his feelings when he was arrested by Bagan King Anawrahta, so he built the buddha image too bigh just to fit the praying room, so people feel uncomfortable which is...More

Thank Ko Z
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Manuha was one of my favorite temples in Bagan. It's on the main road between old and new Bagan. The white sandstone exterior is nothing special, you can see that style in other temples, but the interior is amazing. From the front side there are...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

It is my most favorite temples in all Bagan where there are tens of temples and Buddha statues which you cannot name apart after just one mere visit. This one for sure is quite significant in a way it makes the pilgrims feel once they...More

Thank nyan l
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

After visiting 13 temples and pagodas in one day it can be hard to tell one from the other. But this one is one to remember because of the 3 Buddhas sitting side by side. Beautiful, though not in the top 5 in Bagan if...More

Thank Lars S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This temple was built by King Manuha of the Mon Kingdom, captured and brought to Bagan by King Anawrahta of Bagan. Huge Buddha statues were built and confined in narrow spaces, presumably expressing the feelings of King Manuha who felt himself confined as a prisoner...More

Thank Ko948
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Visit this temple after seeing the major temples and pagodas. It is really interesting as the Buddha images inside are enormous. The temple walls are a tight fit around the sitting Buddhas, there is more room at the reclining Buddha in the back.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The moment i walked in into this temple, the moment i saw the image of Buddhas, I really felt suffocated and exhausted because images of Buddhas are titanic and their housing temples are way too small. I could see the feeling of Manuha being a...More

Thank MMOverlandar
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We arrived here in the morning, where the monks got food from the locals. Actually there are two temple's. The biggest one, behind the first has some huge Buddha statue's, who hardly fit in the room they are in.

Thank paukie
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is an interesting temple where you get two-in-one combo. A. you get a huge standing/sitting buddha, 2-3 story tall. B. a reclining buddha You get to see buddas in two different positions/postures in one place. I will check it out, but spend less than...More

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