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Bagan Temples, Bagan

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Thought by many to be a Burmese version of Angkor Wat, Bagan Temples stands as the remains of an ancient capital of the Kingdom of Pagan that reached its height between the 11th and 13th centuries. Spreading over 42 sq km (26 sq mi), the archeological zone features ruins of more than 2,200 richly ornamented Buddhist temples, monasteries, and pagodas. The sheer size of the area makes it difficult to explore on foot, so consider renting a bike or a horse-drawn cart. It's also worth hiring a local guide who can show you some hidden gems. However, the most spectacular way to see the temples is from a hot air balloon. Note that you have to take of your shoes off to enter some of the sacred sites, and the stone floors can get scorching hot after 1pm. Plan your Bagan Temples visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bagan using our Bagan vacation builder tool .
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  • It was to be able to be beautiful here! Pagodas as far as the eye can see. All these warm, brick-colored shades of red. Everything at sunset is recommended to experience!
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  • The vast number of temples is impressive. The best way to see the temples is definetly by e bike. Getting out and exploring is fun and so easy. Our 5 year old had her cycle Helmet and was the best par...  more »
  • Nice complex with many small and big temples in a large area. You can spend the whole day here to visit all of the temples with many stories about the history and religion.  more »

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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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