Bagan Viewing Tower, Bagan

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Bagan Viewing Tower offers panoramic vistas of Bagan archeological site, with more than 2,000 medieval monuments to admire. Open to the public since 2005, the 60 m (197 ft) high tower--or “the high palace” in Burmese--boasts 13 floors with lobbies, offices, a souvenir shop, an expensive cafe, and viewing platforms on the top three levels. The scenic landscape features a vast plane crossed by dirt roads and divided by a blue river, shrouded in lush trees and dotted with numerous pagodas. A luxurious resort sits at the bottom of the tower. Use our Bagan road trip planning app to arrange your visit to Bagan Viewing Tower and other attractions in Bagan.
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  • It's illegal to climb the pagodas and respect of the Burmese culture should mean this is a law you should adhere to. Balloon rides are just ridiculous in their pricing. So get the best of both worlds ...  more »
  • Our tour group ascended the Aureum Tower just before sunset and enjoyed the stunning view of the myriad of ancient stupas stretching to the horizon across the beautiful plains of Bagan. We enjoyed coc...  more »
  • such a pity that this was build. IF you want to see it all than take a balloon! But first do not forget to see as much as possible on the ground Enjoy it  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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