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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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  • Get lost in the Bagan plain flying u d an Ebike is great especially at sunrise and sunset. The view from the tower is great especially at sunrise
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  • We combined our trip to bagan with a trip to Angkor. Angkor is completely ruined by not thousand but tens of thousand (mainly Chinese) every day; You don't get to see anything of the temples anymore a...  more »
  • To do of course, on foot, by carriage, or bicycle. Browse this place that spans 42 km2. With hundreds of pagodas. Watch the sunset from the hill with a view on the temples.
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  • The little girl keeping the temple is incredible - really kind and knowledgeable about Buddhism, with very proper English!
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