Bagan | Myanmar

Bagan’s Vast Temple Plains

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Bagan | Myanmar

30 Nov 2015 | Mon

Day 12 of 46

  • Flight | Yangon International Airport to Bagan Nyaung-U Airport
  • Nyaung-U Town | Mani Sithu Market
  • Shwezigon Pagoda Nyaung-U
  • Gubyaukgyi Temple Myinkaba
  • Bagan’s Vast Temple Plains
  • Htilominlo Temple Nyaung-U
  • Ananda Temple Bagan
  • Queen Restaurant Nyaung-U
  • The Hotel at Tharabar Gate Bagan
  • Manuha Temple Myinkaba
  • Nanpaya Temple Myinkaba
  • Lacquerware Factory Bagan
  • Thatbyinnyu Temple Bagan
  • Our First Sunset in Bagan

Bagan’s Vast Temple Plains

The next place we visited was Bulethi Pagoda. Due to its height, it’s a popular place to visit to view the vast temple plains of Bagan.

After climbing to the top, you could view Temples, pagodas, and stupas in every direction – as far as you could see. The landscape of these structures is amazing to see at any time of the day, but are most beautiful during morning sunrises and evening sunsets.

Climb to the Top for Incredible Views

Bagan, located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar, is home to one of the largest and most impressive temple plains in the world. With over 2,000 temples sprawling across a vast area of 42 square miles, it is easy to see why Bagan’s temple plains are so unique and popular with travelers from around the globe. It’s also no wonder why this incredible collection of ancient monuments has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

View of Bagan’s Vast Temple Plains

The earliest structures that makeup Bagan’s temple plains were constructed as early as 1057 CE during the reign of King Anawrahta. These buildings demonstrate an exquisite blend between Burmese traditional architecture and Indian cultural influences. Many temples are adorned with intricate carvings adorning their walls and spires, which add to their allure.

Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: [bəɡàɰ̃]; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Bagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas survive.

– Wikipedia Bagan Myanmar

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