Bagan (formerly known as Pagan) is one of the most significant archaeological sites of South East Asia, located on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. It is the most popular tourist attraction with more than 10,000 temples and pagodas.
Bagan used to be the capital of the Pagan Kingdom from the 9th until 13th centuries. A massive structure, collection of Buddhist temples, local products like lacquerware, stupas and monasteries are the main attraction of the Bagan.
Nowadays, drawing temporary tattoo (Henna) on hand has become popular item in Bagan for both local and foreign travelers and it takes only two minutes. Furthermore, cycling around countryside villages where you can explore the lifestyle of colorful communities and visiting iconic temples are also the most amazing.
Highlights of Bagan
Ananda Temple is the most impressive temples in Bagan and it was built in 1090 AD. The temple is famous for having its four Buddha images inside which is facing East, West, South and North.
Dhammayangyi Temple is the largest of all temples in Bagan and it was built by King Narathu to atone for killing his father. But the temple was not finished since the king was assassinated during the construction time.
Gu Byauk Gyi is a cave temple lies to the north limit of Wetkyi Inn village and it’s famous because of its wall painting scenes. As per famous MYAZEDI inscription, this temple was built in 1113 A.D. by Prince Rajakumar following the death of his father, King Kyanzittha.