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Small beautiful stupa beside Irrawaddy River

This is one of the smaller temple in Old Bagan, but worth visiting because it is located beside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lovely River view

This one is right next to River Irrawady hence offers a great spot to watch the sunset. The golden... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bu means pumpkin and refers to the shape of the cone-like top of the structure on the Irrawaddy river bank. Perhaps the temple is less appealing, but the location is really nice. What you see is a reconstruction of a 3rd century pagoda that was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buphaya is a very old pagoda. From a historical perspective Buphaya Paya is a paradigm of the initial pagodas built in Bagan. The pagoda has gentle swelling sides and tapering spires. It is small. It does not look old at all. It has been restored....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the smaller temple in Old Bagan, but worth visiting because it is located beside Irrawaddy River which allow visitors to enjoy riverside scenery other than temple visiting. A short visit of less than 20 mins should be good enough.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kai_Wah
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This one is right next to River Irrawady hence offers a great spot to watch the sunset. The golden rock is striking. Very holy place for the locals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GundaBoy
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JasmineIsAwesome
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