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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. To visit Ananda Temple and other attractions in Bagan, use our Bagan road trip planner .
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  • This is the most beautiful temples in Bagan. Outstanding architecture, many view taken an as in Mosscow: 3 If to Bagan which didn't come here too is regret ^^
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  • It is one of the largest temples of Bagan, since we can't visit them not all due to time constraints, even already do that here.
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  • This Ananda Temple is very beautiful temple which was build by the King Kyan Sitt in 1105AD.Temple is located in the center of Bagan Archaeological Zone.I recommend this temple so much . Cause, you ca...  more »
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  • Most beautiful design ancient pagoda in Bagan. Many tourist and local traveler visit every day.
  • Amazing Temple. One not to miss when in Bagan. Good prices from the vendors down stairs as well, compared to other parts in the city.
  • Ananda Temple was build by King Kyanzittha since 1105 AD. It's a full of art in whole temple. it's a good place to imagine that about ancient peoples. you can see a lot of stone craft , ancient painting arts. It's a place that i want to live for a week or a month again.
  • An important temple in Bagan. Stylistically very different from the others.
  • When I come in the building of the pagoda, So amazing big Buddha Standing Statue was built as watching me.I admire the king who built this pagoda.

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Where to stay in Bagan

Bagan accommodations try their best to fit in with the atmosphere of spirituality and mystery that clings to the temple town. As such, you won't find any high-rise hotels here. Instead, a number of squat wooden lodges, converted traditional houses, and new boutique resorts (all pretty low to the ground) provide the main options for those staying in town. Among them, you'll find some that offer a slightly better range of facilities--including well-maintained pools and restaurants--and others that offer basic dormitory accommodation.
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