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Ananda Temple, Bagan

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A well-preserved masterpiece of Bagan architecture, Ananda Temple displays delicate stone-carved facades and an impressive pyramid-shape structure, with a magnificent gilted central tower that can be seen from far away. Built in 1105, this outstanding example of fine craftsmanship, a landmark of Bagan, has been well-restored, and still displays some of the original murals and stucco. Marvel at four 9.5 m (31 ft) tall gilded statues of standing Buddhas inside this simple but very large corridor temple. A popular escape from the busy city, the grandiose 53 by 53 m (174 by 174 ft) yard of the temple provides tranquility set against the tall carved cliff. Take an ox-drawn cart for a time machine trip during your visit to this must-see attraction. Put Ananda Temple and other Bagan attractions into our Bagan travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Still in restoration, but this doesn't bother really visit. This temple is very beautiful with a guide for good explain you do not spend next to hidden gems.
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  • The Ananda Temple in Bagan is currently was our visit in the Feb. 2017 is still being renovated. It's an impressive, striking ultimately by the white color system. We were lucky and were at a time there, as only a few tourists visited the temple. And so we might well consider the four large, oriented in all directions Buddha statues such as the many small statues in the numerous niches also in the Interior of the temple. The complete system, inside and outside is very impressive and a "must" when it comes to Bagan, the first time.
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  • Is worth its rating must d in bagan. Very impressive and your visited.., beautiful status of Buddha in teak as well as frescoes of his life. Not to be missed when d a passage in bagan.
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  • A nice place to visit U can learn about the ancient things.... The statue of Buddha image is so amazing .... it is so high and so admirable. .... the huge doors at 4 directions are also so amazing.....
  • Another classic temple of Bagan. For an authentic experience, explore off the beaten track by bike to see some of the smaller temples. Nonetheless, be sure to spot all 4 of the Buddha figures inside.
  • Amazing temple, you need more than 1 day to discover this place
  • A real must-see for Bagan. A very large temple with excellent images of Buddha and his stories. We had a guide, so he explained a lot about this temple, the religion and the architecture. It really is the highlight of Bagan (second only to the sunrise balloon ride.) Restoration of the fresco ,(or mursls) is continuing but there are plenty too see now.
  • Beautiful exterior, but not much in the inside. I spent only 20 mins here and there was nothing else.