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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. Make Bagan Viewing Tower a centerpiece of your Bagan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bagan holiday 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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  • If you ever plan to visit Bagan ending a day here will not only prove to be the best $5 you will ever spend but also will leave you with one of the best views you will lay your eyes on  more »
  • This is the only highest tower in Bagan and accessible all time, you will have the greatest view of ancient Bagan city from the top floor. Highly recommended  more »
  • when we went we were the only people there so it was very comfortable, view was good, building could have been more sensitive to the surrounding temples  more »