Virtual Tour of Gu Byauk Nge in Bagan, Myanmar
360 Virtual Tour of of Gu Byauk Nge temple in Bagan, Myanmar. Created by Christopher OGrady Photography, a professional 360 Virtual Tour Photographer Based in Singapore.
Making your way from Nyaung-U to Old Bagan is VERY easy via Anawratha Road but you quickly learn that Old Bagan is not just about the old city. The entire area is covered with temples. Between the 11th and 13th century there were over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries built in the area; sadly only over 2200 survive today.
This brings me to the virtual tour I created for Gu Byauk Nge which is a temple near the Wetkyi Inn village.The temple is from the 11th century and is on a dirt road off behind Gu Byauk Gyi on Anawratha Road very close to Nyaung-U. This small road was one of the first we encountered on our way to Old Bagan. We were compelled to stop…
The entrance was locked and this was the first time we met one of the “key-holders.” A very nice lady quickly arrived and asked if we wanted to go in. Immediately I knew I wanted to capture a virtual tour inside this obscure and hidden temple. My wife walked around the rear passageway of the temple while I took this virtual tour.
Some research pulled up the fact that the the walls were blackened by refugees who cooked in the temple during World War II. Since 1994, The government has used chemicals to clear the thick soot left behind off of the stucco work.
After the tour we gave the key-holder 1,000 Burmese Kyat ($1 USD) and we thanked her for her time.