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Bagan Temples, Bagan

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Thought by many to be a Burmese version of Angkor Wat, Bagan Temples stands as the remains of an ancient capital of the Kingdom of Pagan that reached its height between the 11th and 13th centuries. Spreading over 42 sq km (26 sq mi), the archeological zone features ruins of more than 2,200 richly ornamented Buddhist temples, monasteries, and pagodas. The sheer size of the area makes it difficult to explore on foot, so consider renting a bike or a horse-drawn cart. It's also worth hiring a local guide who can show you some hidden gems. However, the most spectacular way to see the temples is from a hot air balloon. Note that you have to take of your shoes off to enter some of the sacred sites, and the stone floors can get scorching hot after 1pm. Plan your Bagan Temples visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bagan using our Bagan vacation builder tool.
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  • This place for me has a magic, from the ancient ruins to the amazing food, friends made along the way and glorious showers at Maya Bagan hostel. Getting lost on the back roads offered the best... 
    This place for me has a magic, from the ancient ruins to the amazing food, friends made along the way and glorious showers at Maya Bagan hostel. Getting lost on the back roads offered the best...  more »
  • A throw back in to the history of Myanmar by almost a millennium. beautiful temples scattered around a huge area. they say there are almost 2200 temples of the 10000 still surviving there. devastated....  more
    A throw back in to the history of Myanmar by almost a millennium. beautiful temples scattered around a huge area. they say there are almost 2200 temples of the 10000 still surviving there. devastated....  more »

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