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.
Bagan Temples reviews
Temples are the main attraction of Bagan and is totally worth the visit to this place for just that. With temples of all the sizes on every corner Bagan offers a unique setup to explore on foot, by... more »
We had pleasant experience diring Myanmar trip- husband used to do research about the coubtry amazed about it in real! Respect the monks and the religion in general! more »
We have travelled to Myanmar before but this year it was definitely planned for and we spent 4 days in the Bagan area checking out all the pagodas and temples. So many to visit and enjoy and... more »
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