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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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  • Amazing valley full of temples and pagodas, dotted in the wide landscape. Pretty well preserved and not too crowded for the moment. Let the Myanmar government please make the right choices here.  more »
  • An amazing place. But recommend you get a tour guide to help you understand the history. We had a great guy called Mr. Tun, from Khiri travel. He knew his history and kept us informed about every...  more »
  • We called Mr Min Min who set us up with his brother Mr Chit Gu as a guide and two Tuk Tuk drivers. The Tuk Tuks are smaller than the ones in Thailand so we could not fit all of us in one Tuk Tuk. The....  more »
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