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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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  • This beautiful temple with a large standing Buddha statue of the four directions. The South side is special when another Buddha face to see the smiley face. Walk into the nearby will be given.
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  • Very beautiful, but also under very intense reconstruction and renovation. Quite a lot of locals especially on Buddhist holidays. 
  • 遊蒲甘Ananda Temple也是必遊之處,這裡的特點是十分精美,我們是乘坐馬車到來的,Ananda Temple真的好美,與其他的佛寺對比,這由也只能用 ”精緻” 來形容吧,走過了那麼多佛塔以後,感覺這真是必來之地! 
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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.