Great for its views, this steep-stepped, pyramid-style stupa looks ho-hum from afar, but the narrow terrace has become something of an alternative sunset spot. It’s about 2000ft south of Htilominlo, across Anawrahta Rd. It’s also known as Temple 394 (not correctly labelled on some maps). Buledi was one of many temples in Bagan badly damaged in the 2016 quake, but it's now open again.

If persistent vendors are buzzing around, try the miniature version, Temple 405, with several glazed tiles visible, just east of Buledi.

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1. Htilominlo Pahto


This 150ft-high temple (built in 1218) marks the spot where King Nantaungmya was chosen (by a leaning umbrella, that timeless decider), among five…

2. Upali Thein

0.55 MILES

Just north of the Bagan–Nyaung U Rd, almost midway to Nyaung U, this squat mid-13th-century ordination hall houses some brightly painted frescoes on the…

3. Thabeik Hmauk

0.69 MILES

Facing Sulamani from the east, and well worth visiting, this sikhara-topped temple looks like a miniature version of its more famous neighbour but sees…

4. Sulamani Pahto


This temple with five doorways is known as the Crowning Jewel and was constructed around 1181 by Narapatisithu. It is one of Bagan’s most attractive…

5. Gubyauknge

0.87 MILES

Off Anawrahta Rd, almost a mile east of Htilominlo, this temple from the early Bagan period has some excellent stucco carvings on the outside walls …

6. Wetkyi-In-Gubyaukgyi

0.95 MILES

Just west of Nyaung U and about 330ft east of Gubyauknge, this detailed off-the-main-circuit, 13th-century temple has an Indian-style spire, like the…

7. Ananda Pahto

0.98 MILES

With its 170ft-high, gold corn-cob hti (decorated pinnacle) shimmering across the plains, Ananda is one of the finest, largest, best-preserved and most…

8. Ananda Ok Kyaung

0.99 MILES

Just west of Ananda, this small vihara (sanctuary or chapel), built in 1137, features some detailed 18th-century murals bursting with bright red and green…