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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. Plan your Bagan Temples visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bagan using our Bagan vacation builder tool .
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  • This place is a must see. Take your shoes off, climb a stupor and watch the hot air ballons rise with the sun. Booking a car through your hotel is easiest. A whole day takes it out of you so, i'd reco...  more »
  • Went to the Bagan ruins, very good. My favorite spots climb Shwesandaw Pagoda (Buddhist Temple famous sunset), from views of the Bagan rice!-and to look at. Only by seeing the look of blue sky and white clouds and Bagan, and gig of many temples, lovely feeling downright luxurious. Bagan sunlight is very strong, is hot in the shade and the breeze blowing, it is nice and cozy. Turn left on their own, E bike is required! Or rather, will also want to take too much fun. Averaging motorbike bike run on electricity, with no driver's license. I'm running because I think I got about 30-40 kilometers per hour and very pleasant. Through the only paved road, so there is little around the Bagan ruins it was difficult when take a look at.
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  • You've seen some pictures of more or less detailed aerial views, but when arrive at Bagán after hours of road from nay Pyi Taw (or on a flight) from Yangon and start to wander between stupas and pagodas, all different, you realize the greatness of the place. They say that they are more than 2,200 temples that you're discovering little by little, until losing the account. However, far from boring, at each stop you realize diversity from only some elements in common. It is worth spending two days in the place.
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  • The little girl keeping the temple is incredible - really kind and knowledgeable about Buddhism, with very proper English!
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