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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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  • August 18, 2017
    3 days of dream to discover the site of Bagan with our driver leads us to the various must-see temples, sunrise and sunset at the top of a temple: romantic and fascinating. A site that spans the km, some opt for the bike or scooter to travel but Hello dust! The carriage is to test it's nice in the evening through the villages. Good book for the balloon before trip departure. Bagan is really sublime for any lover of Asia!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Bagan city is dry zone . I am always go there rainy season . Very amazing place and beautiful . That place is very like photographer .I also so many take photo in there . I am morning 8:30 start visit...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The only thing i can say about Bagan and its temples is that they are magical.. the whole setting, the architecture, simplicity yet richness... a MUST in any Asian traveler's life!  more »

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Where to stay in Bagan

Bagan accommodations try their best to fit in with the atmosphere of spirituality and mystery that clings to the temple town. As such, you won't find any high-rise hotels here. Instead, a number of squat wooden lodges, converted traditional houses, and new boutique resorts (all pretty low to the ground) provide the main options for those staying in town. Among them, you'll find some that offer a slightly better range of facilities--including well-maintained pools and restaurants--and others that offer basic dormitory accommodation.
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