Sulamani Temple Description:
The “Crowning Jewel” of Bagan temples, Sulamani Temple was built in 1183 by King Narapati of the Pagan Kingdom.
Sulamani Temple is a two story structure comprised of red brick that blends the architectural styling of the middle and late periods of Bagan temples producing a pyramid-like profile. The temple was part of a large compound that contained lecture halls, a library of Buddhist scriptures, and cells for monks.
Sulamani Temple’s carved stucco adornments are representative of some of the most detailed ornamental work on the Bagan Plains, and the structural brickwork is considered one of the best examples of late Bagan temple building. The interior walls are lined with Buddhist murals that have managed to survive both time and earthquakes in excellent condition.
Best Time to Visit Sulamani Temple:
For the best sightseeing weather, visit the ancient city of Bagan during the temperate months between November and May. From June to October, the rainy season often brings showers in the mornings and afternoons that revive the country’s verdant greenery after the dry season.
How to get to Sulamani Temple:
Sulamani Temple Highlights:
Sulamani Temple is one of the many hundreds of intact Buddhist religious structures in the ancient city of Bagan. After arriving at the historical city on a flight from Yangon, guests on our luxury tours of Myanmar are chauffeured through the area in a private vehicle with one of our experienced guides.
When visiting Buddhist shrines, temples, or monasteries it’s best to dress in clothing that covers shoulders, arms, and knees in keeping with religious modesty. Areas within the complex may also require you to remove your shoes before entering.