The spiritual Bagan

Known as one of the most important archaeological sites in Asia, Bagan is an ancient city in Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first empire that now is Myanmar.

Over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries from the 11th century survived from a huge amount of earthquakes; spread across the Bagan area, the different constructions are the most impressive testament of Buddhist religion. The area is divided in four main settlements: Nyaung U, Old Bagan, Myinkaba and New Bagan. Each temple and pagoda is unique and tourists can visit the sanctuaries inside or climbing the steps outside.

There are different ways of visiting Bagan, like hiring bikes, using horses or participating to guided tours. It is also possible to organize a hot air balloon trip to experience a spectacular sky view.

Info: http://www.go-myanmar.com/the-temples-of-bagan – MMK 25,000 entry fee

Photo Credit: © Go-Myanmar.com (the comprehensive Myanmar travel website)