Bupaya, Bagan

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    Gourd shape stupa.

    by euzkadi Updated Jul 7, 2010

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    This temple located on the shores of the Ayeyarwaddy river was the oldest construction in Bagan. It was built in the Pyu style, but was completely destroyed by the 1975 earthquake. The actual building is a reconstruction. Nice views of the river, it has some stalls selling food around, and a soccer field nearby where i enjoyed an exciting game.

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    Bupaya

    by arni_ph075 Written Apr 26, 2008

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    Bupaya or Buphaya, a gourd shaped pagoda in the river banks of Ayeyarwaddy River.

    The pagoda is said to be attributed by third king of Bagan, King Pyusawhti, AD 162-243, legend say he get ride of the climbing plant called bu ( gourd like) in the river banks of Ayyarwaddy.

    This stupa is said to be the oldest in Bagan. But was destroyed in 1975 during an earthquake, when it fall into the river, but now been completely rebuilt.

    Bupaya got an entrance fee, if you plan to take photo so we did not go in, :-), its also beautiful from the outside, but was advised that is is more breath taking riding a boat along the river.

    The side of Bupaya also is where all the boat man are stationed and would encourage you to take sunset boat ride and see the other stupas along the Ayyarwaddy.

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    Bupaya

    by elpariente Written Jan 31, 2006

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    Es posiblemente la estupa mas antigua de Bagan , aunque algunos creen que es del siglo III , lo mas probable es que sea de la epoca en que hicieron las murallas , ano 850
    Este templo está a orillas del rio Irawady

    Probably is the oldest stupa in Bagan, though somebody thinks that is from the 3rd Century , the most psossible is that it was built at the same that the walls, 850 year
    This temple is on the banks of the Irawady river

    Bupaya

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    by SINtraveller Written Dec 30, 2005

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    Claimed as the oldest temple in Bagan. Located beside the Ayeyarwady River, this is also where tourists take ferries for evening cruise along the river.

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