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Places to visit in Bagan

When you travel to Bagan, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Bagan, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Bagan to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Bagan things to do can include exploring Bagan attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Parks and Gardens

Nearby, there is a national park known as Popa Mountain National Park. It is situated in the Kyaukpadaung Township which surrounds the Mt. Popa. It spreads over an area of 129 sq. kms. And it comprises of local Burmese specimens of flora and fauna. It was established in the year 1989 by the Burmese authority.

Manuha Buddha Image

The Manuha Buddha Image was made by a Mon king named Manuha in A.D. 1067.

Dhammayangyi Temple

It is the largest of all the Buddhist temples in the entire Bagan region. It was built in the 12th century by the King Narathu. It is an incomplete temple whose work was stopped midway as the king was assassinated by invaders. However, still it is one of the largest Buddhist temples in this country.

Natural Attractions

Bagan is located in the upper region of Myanmar. The Irrawaddy River flows very nearby this region. However, because of the presence of Rakhine Yoma Mountain Range, it is sheltered from the incoming rain bearing clouds. As a result, it is one of the dryer areas of this region. Throughout the year the climate is temperate without much drastic difference in the winter and summer temperature. It receives very little rainfall in the months from May to November.  

Ananda Temple

It is one of the oldest surviving temples in Myanmar. Built in 1105 AD, it is one of the four remaining temples from that period. This temple is an architectural marvel as it encompasses several architectural forms including Mon as well as Indian style. Inside there are four standing Buddhas each facing the four cardinal directions. Inside the temple complex, there is a monastery which is known as Ananda Oakkyaung. There is also a field museum which explains the a

Mingala Zedi Pagoda

Mingala zedi is located on the way to Myin Kaba village. Its shape resembles that of Shwezigon.

Maha Bodhi temple

Amongst over 2000 surviving monuments in Bagan, this Pagoda is the one which has very close similarity with the Maha Bodhi Pagoda at Bodhgaya of India. Like the Maha Bodhi at Bodhgaya, this pagoda faces East and there is in the ground floor a Buddha image with the right hand in earth-touching posture and a similar one in upper storey. There are several niches on the faces of the Sikhara. Inside them are Buddha statues with different postures- standing, sitting, an

Cultural Attractions

Ananda Temple, Bupaya Pagoda, Dhammayangyi Temple, Gawdawpalin Temple and Lawkananda Pagoda are few of the various sites that have earned name for being the most popular cultural sites in Bagan. 

For Kids

Bagan is a very beautiful place and an ideal destination for family vacation. This temple town has been in existence for past several hundred years and its effects can be seen scattered all over the place. The various temples and stupas will allow you to catch a glimpse of the past glory of this region. Back in the 12th century, when this region was in its peak, it attracted several monks and travelers from India and Ceylon, who contributed further to its ric

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