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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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  • The temples are just everywhere and despite only being a month from when an earthquake hit the place was still very special. Some had been damaged and covered in closure tarpaulin but it didn't distra...  more »
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  • We rented an e-bike for 2 days and travelled the Bagan Temples. This area is nothing but Spectacular. Climbing the Temples and Pagoda's and being able to view the unbelievable area is a must. Please n...  more »