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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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  • Great archeological treasure and, at least when we visited, was not too crowded, still had the time and space to admire it in peace. 
  • Absolutely stunning and unique. It was this image that drew me to Myanmar: the temples of Bagan, sticking up out of the morning mist. I'm not been disappointed.
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  • Bagan is a must see in Myanmar. I recommend the smaller temples as they are less crowded and dirty than the big and popular ones. Sunrise and sunset is amazing there. 2 days were enough to see everyth...  more »