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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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  • Was worried about the impact of last year's earthquake, to interfere. Part of the tower was done restoration work. Grafic design when it comes to barefoot. It is useful to have dirty feet wearing shoes when you finished the tour in bare feet to bring flip flops or Crocs. There is a lot of stalls selling Sandals around the temple. The temple was built in the 11th century is like. North East West and South entrances, and the interesting Interior corridor "for King", "for the Court who" broke up in public for it. Guided by changes of the statue, and it was taught.
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  • Ananda is a really special temple with an original architecture. The standing Buddha figures are be wind ruckend, the voluminous Interior, the speed, the height, the niches with the many figures - simply beautiful and impressive.
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  • The Ananda Temple is to recognize its livery, with white base and Golden tip from afar. The renovation is almost complete. We were around midday there and had the luck to be found there is little other tourists. We alone consider the various statues of Buddha and observe the faithful at prayer. The Ananda Temple should not be missed on the tour list into 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.