"The enchanting Bagan" Top 5 Page for this destination Bagan by hydronetta

Bagan Travel Guide: 325 reviews and 1,348 photos

Bagan, capital of the First Myanmar Empire, is known as the city of four million pagodas. It is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and the main tourist destination in Myanmar. The ruins of Bagan City cover an area of 42 sq. km containing over 2000 edifices. The majority of these well-preserved temples and pagodas offer a rich architectural heritage from the 11th to 13th century era.
This enchanting city is situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, about 193 km south of Mandalay.

Unrivaled beauty

To me, Bagan, though less known, promoted and visited than Angor in Cambodia, surpasses it in terms of beauty and tranquility.
The opportunities of extraordinary panoramic views over the plain full pagodas at sunset is an experience of a lifetime.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:history, extraordinary temples, tranquility, less touristy
  • Cons:souvenir vendors struggling to earn a dollar
  • Last visit to Bagan: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 15, 2007
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2007 at 1:08 PM

    great tips!

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    i sooo want to go there... one day, one day...

  • Lunaina's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2007 at 11:47 AM

    Wow!! Myanmar sounds great and Bagan looks very nice, thanks for those tips!!

  • Sergeyu's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2007 at 1:14 PM

    Yes, that's truie that Bagan surpasses Angkor,I expereinced that while I went with my girlfriend directly from Angkor to Bagan - she was not so much impressed by former, hpwever first time there ( I 've been in Angkor before) :)

  • albaaust's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 7:23 AM

    Again some good tips for Bagan - about time some of the top 5 pages for bagan were updated

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