Bagan Temples, Bagan
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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 pagodas and stupas deserve UNESCO status. This a unique look at expressions of religious architecture and art of significant historical importance. After visiting many locations in Myanmar, I ra... read more »
Unique experience to see and visit so many different pagodas and temples. You need a guide to explain all the detail of any particular monument. However - be warned - you can become "pagoda'd out"!
The temples/ Pagodas of Bagan & the statues are simply out of the world ! It is unfortunate that Bagan is not under the UNESCO World Heritage site list yet, & the temples/pagodas run the risk of being... read more »
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