The Mahabodhi Temple
is a Buddhist
temple located in Bagan
. It was built in the mid-1200s during the reign of King Htilominlo, and is modelled after the Mahabodhi Temple
, which is located in Bihar
. The temple is built in an architectural style typical during the Gupta
period, and contains a large pyramidal tower with many niches containing over 450 images of Buddha. The temple was destroyed during the 1975 earthquake, and was repaired in following years.
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