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Ananda Temple, Bagan

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A well-preserved masterpiece of Bagan architecture, Ananda Temple displays delicate stone-carved facades and an impressive pyramid-shape structure, with a magnificent gilted central tower that can be seen from far away. Built in 1105, this outstanding example of fine craftsmanship, a landmark of Bagan, has been well-restored, and still displays some of the original murals and stucco. Marvel at four 9.5 m (31 ft) tall gilded statues of standing Buddhas inside this simple but very large corridor temple. A popular escape from the busy city, the grandiose 53 by 53 m (174 by 174 ft) yard of the temple provides tranquility set against the tall carved cliff. Take an ox-drawn cart for a time machine trip during your visit to this must-see attraction. To visit Ananda Temple and other attractions in Bagan, use our Bagan road trip planner.
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  • This is the most beautiful ad most famous temple in Bagan. The temple complex consists of long walkways from all the four directions. There is a huge standing buddha in each of the four directions.....  more
    This is the most beautiful ad most famous temple in Bagan. The temple complex consists of long walkways from all the four directions. There is a huge standing buddha in each of the four directions.....  more »
  • This is one temple not to be missed and it is easy to locate. A very popular place as it also has some markets in the same area. Allow plenty of time to view the inside and the outside as the... 
    This is one temple not to be missed and it is easy to locate. A very popular place as it also has some markets in the same area. Allow plenty of time to view the inside and the outside as the...  more »
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  • They said you can't come to Bagan without visit Ananda temple as its important landmark and with a great history. It look different than the other temples the architecture and even the exterior color I didn't saw in bagan. Inside there is huge golden Buddha status looks like each of them on different direction. Inside also alot and alot of small Buddha status groved in the wall and also you can see a place where the people donate money. I like my visit there and I recommend to put in your list for the temple which you have to visit in bagan and don't forget there more than 4000 temple in this area so you need to make your choice .
  • Ananda temple is one of the most famous in Myanmar. It’s located in ancient Bagan. This Temple was built 1105 AD by a king. It’s high and around big ground temple. Many Buddha statues and some historical monuments contain in that temple. Ananda temple is a favourite place for all the tourist people.

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