One of the most enigmatic temples and locations in the temple sanctuary of the Plains of Bagan is the Bulethi Pagoda.
Its history was lost and often disregarded in comparison to its more well-known counterparts around the region. What is known is that the structure was constructed at the peak of Buddhist conversion of the country during the 11th-century. The plains contain more than two thousand towering and breathtaking stupas and temples, all one click away from being captured perching at the top of the Bulethi stupa. Not only that, you can witness a spectacular sight as the sun rises and sets. Other than the sun’s bright rays enveloping the area, there are also hot air balloons gracing the skies eager to greet you with smiles of pure satisfaction – caused by the indescribable allure of the scene happening around you. Climbing the top of the Bulethi stupa might be nerve-wracking, as its steps are small and the elevation is steep, but when you reach the top and witness what’s unfolding – the sacrifice is truly worth it!
Bulethi Pagoda is located in the center of Nyang-U, Myanmar.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens from 7:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Tourists are to pay MMK 25,000 (USD 15) as an environmental fee.
How to Get There
- Fly to Nyaung-u via Myanmar National Airlines.
- Board an e-bike to the city centre.
- From the city centre board another e-bike to Bulethi Pagoda.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
One hour is enough to explore the area.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is during the sunrise and the sunset. The views during these times are spectacular.
There are no restaurants in the area. Nearby restaurants including Black Bamboo and San Kabar Restaurant are located at Nyaung-U city centre. Bring own food and water to be sure.
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You can choose from Hotel Umbra Bagan, Sky View Hotel, Oasis Hotel, and Royal Bagan Hotel which offer rooms from USD 25 to USD 55.