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Tharabar Gate, Bagan

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See the remains of the ancient city at Tharabar Gate. Built and fortified in the ninth century as a form of protection, this site represents the only remnant of the city walls that once protected the prosperous kingdom. While the rest of the surrounding buildings decayed because of the unstable materials they were built with, the glorious gate still stands. Observe the two brick shrines facing each other, portraying two guardians. Steeped in history and culture, the gate serves as a venue for several festivals throughout the year. Plan to visit Tharabar Gate and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bagan attractions using our Bagan trip tool .
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  • During our tour we were also by hotel. It was the only thing which we have so taken as proposed by the Organizer. That was a mistake. The hotel had on us somewhat desolate and dirty. The rooms were not very inviting as also the grounds. The mattress was located through the water dribble only a light in the bathroom. The kitchen is average to the fruit for breakfast should cut the fruit not on the eve so the list could still freely extend. The positive aspect was the most friendly staff. We are no longer booked this hotel who is there another way
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  • Unlike the temples around, here's city walls and gate mark. Doesn't mean that what is especially because outside the photographs to guide goes inside the castle walls, the gate pass. In stop grammar time is 10 minutes.
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  • so many temples best to hire Horse Cart and move around i been sitting in one of the small places with locals drinking rum KEEP HAPPY DON  more »
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  • This historic places can be visited during the walking tour of the "Old Bagan" temple sites. Pay particular attention to the two "Nat Spirit Gods" that guard the entrance. There are a number of restaurants nearby if you fancy a break during your tour.
  • Tharabar Gate is well worth a visit. Lots of very interesting Temples all around. Also Sarabha Restaurant near to Tharabar Gate is well worth a visit excellent food.
  • The best preserved of the 12 gates. The moat is empty but still impressive. Seeing this gate gives a good idea of the grandeur of the Bagan dynasty.
  • Can't pass the gate with cars.
  • Out of 12 gates in Old Bagan, only one left in good condition guarded by 2 spiritual Nats( Mr.Handsome and Miss Golden Face )

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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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