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.