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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Tharabar Gate and other Bagan attractions using our handy Bagan itinerary 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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  • This gates are the proof of ancient civilization of Bagan, the first Myanmar empire that occupied probably the largest empire in south east asia that time  more »
  • Tharabar Gate is not the place you need to make a special trip for when in Bagan. Its likely you'll pass thru' it whatever your transport mode. If you weren't aware, you would not know that you have j...  more »
  • It's a must stop and see item in all the guide books but most people really just drive through with their bikes, except for a few local women who take care of the statues and the flowers. Luckily it i...  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 )