Bagan Temples
Bagan Temples
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An area of 42 sq km houses thousands of richly decorated pagodas & temples.
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DroopDraws
Quuensland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The temples of Bagan are a must see. On our first full day we hired an ebike and tootled around with no plan in mind at all. The highlight of my day was being surrounded by a group of pre schoolers who wanted to help us look at our map. There were very good at tracing the routes of the roads with their fingures. We learnt from these children the Burmese common sign language for drink & food. One advert on the map drew the attention of the kids and we spent a few minutes telling them the English words for ice cream, coffee, and wine as we each pointed to the pictures. As Western tourists we deffinitely drew attention from the locals and we had our photo taken so many times. On day 2 we visited Mount Popa in the morning and then some temples in the afternoon. Our driver deffinitely knew his stuff and we saw some amazing images and painted walls. At one of the temples we were walked around by an elderly lady holding a huge light so we could see all the paintings. Yes you do get a bit of hassle from the vendors at some of the temples, but most of the time we were left alone.
Written 3 November 2023
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Roddek
Melbourne, Australia608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I arrived at 5 am and anxiously waited for the sun to rise. Slowly, the sun creeps up, pulling away the blanket of darkness, and I get a glimpse of light, and it gradually illuminates the serene and beautiful landscape of Bagan. As far as your eyes can see, these are wonderful structures. Even the colour sky looks different, and one feels you are on another planet. Time-worn stupas, pagodas, and temples amount to 3400 stunning-looking structures in a 40-mile radius that makes up about 90% of Bagan.

All across the plains are these 3000 magnificent stupas, pagodas, temples, monasteries, and other structures exhibiting various styles of architecture, which are world-famous for the spectacle it provides. Bagan at sunrise and sunset is one of the most memorable sights in the world.

The shimmering number of pagodas, stupas and temples ( approx 3000) is why Myanmar is known as the golden land. The country's most significant concentration of religious structures can be seen in Bagan, famous worldwide for its spectacle.

Even on a hot and hazy day, the combination of vast open plains carpeted with thousands of green trees and red-domed pagodas is breathtaking.
I was up at dawn and explored the temples, stupas and pagodas during the day. I enjoyed the magical sunset in the evening, which was an incredible sight.

It's often touted as Myanmar's answer to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, but apart from both sites being filled with fabulous ancient pagodas and temples, the two are different. At Angkor, the temples are mostly hidden in the undergrowth or swallowed up by trees, so you can only see them one at a time.

But at Bagan, the vegetation is relatively sparse, and the plain is so enormous and flat that you can see it stretching out for miles, with temples, pagodas and stupas dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see. Bagan cannot be compared to any site around the world. This is a magical site that is breathtakingly beautiful.
Written 12 March 2023
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Tatiana M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I read of Bagan as land of temples, but till was very supprised when seeing so many temples. They were all on the way in Bagan. We visited some big and impressive ones. Very nice!
Written 11 February 2023
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Ware S
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Jan 2023
I have never visited a similar area in the world. So many temples too see, thousands of temples and you could see a lot on the way!
Written 14 January 2023
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cinlowe
Meherabad, Ahmednagar60 contributions
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Dec 2022
I'd hoped to write something about our recent 17 day visit to Myanmar but TripAdvisor insists that it be about a very specific place so I'll use Bagan as a jump off point although every place we visited - Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan - was pretty great. We'd been to those places as well as Inle Lake and other towns but this this time we wanted go more slowly and explore more deeply.

Many things had changed since 2009 – more people spoke English, there were much better hotels, it’s easier to get from place to place, it's easy now to travel without a guide. But prices are still incredibly low.

My wish for the people of Myanmar is that the tourists will start coming back. A bigger wish would be that they get a democratic government but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Meanwhile, the Burmese suffer greatly because potential visitors think it’s dangerous because of the government and/or the risk of getting covid. But we found that almost everyone has already had covid and no one knows anyone who currently had it although many, many died earlier or were very ill.

The terribly military regime is another story. Myanmar was completely closed for over two years and the economy has not recovered. We totally understand why people don’t wish to “support” their creepy “government” by contributing in any way but we feel that being there and spending money is in fact much more helpful to the people than protesting against a regime that has zero interest in our opinions. Our recent visit reinforced that belief. The people were warm, welcoming, and grateful for every kyat we spent on food, services, trinkets, taxis, treasures, whatever. One person said he hadn’t sold anything in his shop for over two years! Another said he was grateful we bought something because it meant his family would eat that night.

Also, you can do a few things to “protest,” like not drinking the military’s Burmese beer, there are plenty of other brands.You can ask people how you can help in small ways.

As far as we could tell, the military, horrible as it is, doesn’t pose any threat to tourists - the horrors are far away, up near the border - and I honestly feel that any Walmart or US school is a far more dangerous place to be these days. The Burmese people are wonderful, the sights are awe inspiring, prices are incredibly low. But foreigners are afraid to go although we don't think they need to be. It’s a wonderful time to see things without hordes of people, kind of like wandering around the Louvre all by yourself.

The food? OMG, it’s my favorite ever. Really! Sort of like Thai food, extremely tasty but less hot chili. But they have Burmese, Chinese, Thai, and plenty of Western food too, something for everyone including vegans. We often spent less than 2 dollars for lunch (with one beer!) but we splurged at dinner, sometimes with French wine.
(Many restaurants only serve beer, some have no alcohol.)

Just FYI, my husband and I are both well over 70, have traveled to about fifty counties including almost all of SE Asia. We think Myanmar is the most exotic and interesting. And Bagan might be the most magical place in the country.

The only trouble we had was getting money. The ATMs do not work so you have to go to a big bank to use a crdit or debit care and it’s a hassle. But if you have USD or Euros, it’s easy to find exchange kiosks.There are many wonderful things to buy so bring lots of cash!
Written 1 January 2023
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Jess Evaaa
Jacksons Point, Canada36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
This place for me has a magic, from the ancient ruins to the amazing food, friends made along the way and glorious showers at Maya Bagan hostel. Getting lost on the back roads offered the best experiences. I will be back.
Written 4 November 2022
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Suresh
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A throw back in to the history of Myanmar by almost a millennium. beautiful temples scattered around a huge area. they say there are almost 2200 temples of the 10000 still surviving there. devastated by the nature by earthquakes over centuries and marred by the neglect of successive administrations, most of the temples are in semi-ruined state. one can see the ruins and rubbles of pagodas which have been razed to the ground as you travel through the landscape. some pagodas like Ananda and Dammayangyi are still well maintained. this is a world heritage site and the locals are completely dependent on tourists. a number of hotels, restaurants, handicraft shops are all over the town . must do things are ride on horse carts across the landscape, hot air balloon in the morning over the pagodas, see sunset and sunrise at view points, boat ride on Irrawady, visit to Bagan Archeological Museum and the local handicraft and laquerware shops. This place needs atleast 5 days if you wan to enjoy and explore the beuty of the place.
Written 21 June 2022
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Sarah H
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Oct 2021
Really amazing series of semi-abandoned temples. Very easy to travel in between using electric mopeds provided at the hotel.
Written 29 March 2022
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India377 contributions
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Sept 2020
Bagan is amazing, its difficult to describe it fully unless you go and see for yourself. Bagan archeological zone is a place where every 200 metres you can see an ancient temple. Many temples have paintings on the walls.
Foreigners need to buy a ticket before they can enter the archeological zone (tickets are sold near the airport and bus station), the tickets are checked at major temples.
Many of the temples have unique architecture. Especially recommended are ananda temple, shwesandaw sunset temple, buphaya temple, mahabodhi temple and others. Bagan also has a model of the ancient palace of bagan, reconstructured so viewers can appreciate how it looked like in the past.
Nowadays it is not allowed to go to the higher floors of the main temples, only the ground floor is accessible. Probably because too many visitors were damaging the above floors.
It is better to hire a tuk tuk or taxi to go around, the place is quite dusty.
Written 5 April 2021
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kyr
Nicosia, Cyprus200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Temples are the main attraction of Bagan and is totally worth the visit to this place for just that. With temples of all the sizes on every corner Bagan offers a unique setup to explore on foot, by car and even from the air if you feel adventurous enough to take a highly recommended hot air ballon ride
Written 20 August 2020
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