Alodowpye Phaya

Alodowpye Phaya, Bagan 2018

Behind the temple, there is still one of the few pagodas that you can climb. From here, you have a beautiful panoramic view. The ascent is via a narrow stone staircase on the back of the pagoda. Arriving at the dome, there is not really much space and you should be here early for the sunset, otherwise, the best seats are gone.

The sun sets over the Irrawaddy and Old Bagan, so the panorama is not quite as impressive as from a viewpoint near Nyaung-U, from where you can admire the entire plain of the archaeological zone infront the setting sun. Nevertheless, on this pagoda, Bagan exudes its mystical charm as the sun dips the landscape in red-pink and a delicate mist covers the plain.

 

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