November 10, 2015

Bagan - the City of Temples and Pagodas

Bagan (formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.

The Bagan Archaeological Zone is a main draw for the country's nascent tourism industry. It is seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Tourist map for Bagan

At dawn, view from Shwe San Daw

 Sunset, view from Pyathadar Hpaya

Dawn again, view from Pyathadar Hpaya

Some photos that illustrate the following temples: Shwe Zi Gone, Htilominlo, Ananda, Gubyaukgyi, Sulamani, Dhamayangyi, Thamudi, etc.

Photos of some pattern/design/Buddha inside temples.

People of Bagan



... and Monk


Bagan - the City of Hospitality and Peace.


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