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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. To visit Bagan Temples on your holiday in Bagan, and find out what else Bagan has to offer, use our Bagan vacation planner.
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  • Bagan is the most scenic and peaceful place I have ever been! It is one of the best retreats from city life. Boasting paintings and buddhas which dates back to the 11th century, exploring Bagan is a m...  more »
  • We arrived at this place loads of expectations, but in this case the reality surpassed all imagination, we rented an electric scooter, so we had a chance to move at will in this Valley from thousands of pagodas and temples, all dating from about 1000 years ago. A unique show.
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  • The temples are very much worth a visit. The best time is the early morning to see the sunrise until latest noon, since in the afternoon it is very hot. Also possible for sunset even though still quit...  more »