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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 really a site out of the ordinary. Lift or the unforgettable sunset. Rent an ebike is the ideal solution for a walk and visit the temples and pagodas in complete freedom. Do not hesitate to visit the villages, the inhabitants are adorable and welcome you with kindness. A place out of time, favorite insured.
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  • A huge area with very different pagodas and temples. A more beautiful than the other. Unfortunately, it has very many tourists, as it is one of the highlights of Myanmar. Best you stayed a few days in old Bagan and is renting a scooter or a bike. The sunrise and sunset is just stunningly beautiful. Best climb on a pagoda or a hill. Caution the suitable place enough early looking, you are never alone.
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  • The 2000 temples of Bagan are magnificent and impressive! Some large, many small, but all are fascinating! Stay 3 nights at least.
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