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Sulamani Guphaya Temple

Located in the village Minnanthu in Bagan, Myanmar, Sulamani Gupahaya Temple -- an attraction built by King Narapatisithu -- is one of Bagan’s most commanding attractions.

Referred to as the crowning jewel of Bagan, the temple stands as a two-storey building standing on broad terraces grouped together to resemble a pyramid. The interior is one of Bagan’s finest ornamental works that feature stucco on mouldings, pediments, and plasters. Outside, great sandstone and plastic decorations can be seen. Sulamani Guphaya Temple is one of the most popular temples in town — local and foreign patrons flock in here.



The famous temple is located in Bagan, Myanmar.


Opening Days and Hours

If you’re planning to visit the temple, do it between 8:00 and 20:00. Tourists start to arrive at this attraction around 10:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

As a historical site, Sulamani Guphaya Temple may charge entrance fees. Admission rates start from MMK 25,000 (USD 18).


How to Get There

  • Fly to Bagan via Air KBZ,  Golden Myanmar Airlines, and Myanmar National Airlines.
  • Rent a taxi to Bagan town centre.
  • Rent a bicycle to Sulamani Guphaya Temple.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Families


Time to Spend

Discover the local belief and their rich history by spending at least 1 hour in the location.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Although the temple does not really get crowded, it’s still best to visit early. Start at around 9:00.



Dining options around Bagan include 7 Sisters Restaurant, Sanon Training Restaurant, Kyaw Kitchen, Bagan Zay, Weather Spoon’s Restaurant and Bar, and Ma Mae Naing.



Nearby Attractions

  • Gawdaw Palin
  • Bu Paya
  • Shweshandar Pagoda



When it comes to accommodations, you can visit Bagan Thande Hotel, The Hotel Temple View, The Hotel at Tharabar Gate, Bagan Hotel, Royal Bagan Hotel, Kaday Aung Hotel, and Zfreeti Hotel. Rates range from USD 23 to USD 75.

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