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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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  • It's so beautiful. There are so many temples and pogodas at any where and I do not know what they were built for while people were very poor. New temples/pogodas are being built everywhere. Must come ...  more »
  • The landscape spiked with Pagodas and Stupas is beautiful, and a unique experience. Best explored with e-bikes that can be rented for 4-8000kyat/day. In the (early) rainy season the sunrise is nicer t...  more »
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