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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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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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  • The place is amazing there are 2700 temples and pagodas one just cannot get enough of them. It is so beautiful to just wander around I highly recommend to go off the beaten path and just wander amongs...  more »
  • Lost for words absolutley amazing temples pagodas and monistories ! Breathtaking views , photographers heaven !!! This place is still young for tourists , so must see ! Hire an ebike terrific way to d...  more »
  • TIP: The one tip on the beginning. Foreigners have to pay the entrance fee for the pagan. If you came here and you luckily did not pay it and someone ask for it, just say you have it in your room, but...  more »