Myanmar Sights

Bagan Archaeological Zone

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 12/08/2015

Fodor's Review

Some 2,200 11th- to 13th-century ruins dot Bagan, an enormous amount but a mere fraction of the more than 10,000 that once stood. The temples, pagodas, and stupas are simply astonishing. Some are very large and have been renovated, while others are tiny and stand in disrepair among rambling grasses and brambles. The expanse of the ruins is staggering; from the side of a long, dusty dirt road they pop up, completely abandoned and yours for taking. Each and every stupa, temple, and pagoda is truly breathtaking, but visitors will find the liveliest is Ananda Temple, which has beautiful frescoes and houses four 31-foot-tall Buddha statues. Its location at the end of restaurant row means it gets busiest around lunch.

Sight Information

Address:

Old Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar

Sight Details:

  • $20, paid at airport on arrival

Published 12/08/2015

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Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

Aug 31, 2015

Spendid!

Bagan is a splendid place. Even if you have seen numerous pictures before getting there, your amazement will be genuine. The atmosphere is peaceful and it is a delight to ride around the temples with an electric bike. Do not miss the sunset on top of a temple. The views are a memory to carry on forever.

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