Ananda Temple
Ananda Temple
4.5
About
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Plan your visit
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
1,976 reviews
Excellent
1,315
Very good
574
Average
79
Poor
7
Terrible
1

Adam Jones
Beijing, China34 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Amanda Temple is phenomenal. There are 1000 statues within the temple, and inside the temple the walls are painted with small rectangular pieces that tell the story of the life of Buddha (550 total squares) The outside is mostly made of terracotta, and the outside of the temple, likewise, tells the story of the Buddha. A MUST in Old Bagan!
Written 25 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

เจ เจ
1 contribution
May 2023 • Friends
Beware of extortion in the temple. 3-5men tried to extort us to pay 300-400for entrance fee, otherwise they will send us to the police. Suggest not to go in this period of unsual situation. Expats will be in danger.Mandalay is safer.
Written 21 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JoyBose
Bengaluru, India345 contributions
Dec 2019
This is the most beautiful ad most famous temple in Bagan.

The temple complex consists of long walkways from all the four directions. There is a huge standing buddha in each of the four directions, in the main shrine.

There are also multiple smaller shrines in the complex, including Buddha figures in different sitting and standing postures. There are multiple paintings as well, on the walls. There are two layers of walls surrounding the main shrine (with 4 standing Buddha figures in 4 directions) and these walls are filled with amazing painted windows and sculptures which are a joy to behold.

The exterior of the temple is also majestic, especially in the early morning and evening.

There are lots of shops in the corridors and also outside the temple complex, selling all kinds of Burmese handicrafts, clothes, lacquerware, buddha idols etc.

Being the main temple in Bagan, this is often crowded, with lots of devotees praying or offering flowers at the Buddha shrines.
Written 3 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MnD7
Mount Isa, Australia119 contributions
Feb 2020
This is one temple not to be missed and it is easy to locate. A very popular place as it also has some markets in the same area. Allow plenty of time to view the inside and the outside as the architecture is such stunning work.
Written 8 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,824 contributions
Feb 2020
The Buddhist temple complex was built in 1105 AD for Pagan Dynasty King Kyanzittha. Stunningly beautiful architecture and well maintained structures and grounds.
Written 9 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,743 contributions
Mar 2020
This temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Bagan. The size, architecture and the grounds surrounding the temple are impressive.

There are four statues of Buddha, separately located inside the temple to admire.
Written 15 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bikerbabe22
Milton, Canada729 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is know as the highlight of a visit to Bagan and for good reason, it is stunning! So much detailed work to see here, including a very large market immediately surrounding this temple.
Written 11 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
Feb 2020
Ananda Temple was built by King Kyansittha in 1091 AD. Among the Buddhist monuments in Bagan, it is regarded as most beautiful architecture, the finest temple by both local people and tourists. Total height of the temple is 168' above the ground. This is one of the highest temple in Bagan.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Martin05091949
San Lorenzo, Spain55 contributions
Mar 2020
A huge temple complex. More than worth visiting. Take your time and see that you have a good guide who can explain you everything about this temple if not you will miss a lot
Written 11 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sawhneysaab
Delhi836 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the must visit temples when you're visiting Old Bagan. Great architecture and historical significance.
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,075
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Ananda Temple, Bagan - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Ananda Temple