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    Best time to Visit Bagan: Whole Year

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage,Culture & Festival

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Bagan is said to be as an archeological zone  which contains famous temple sites, museum, a reconstructed palace, city walls, restaurantants, few shops and bunch of mid range to top ended Hotels. Over the period  from 9th to 13 century, as the city and kingdom grew in influence over 10000 temples were built surrounding the capital next to Irrawaddy river. Few more temples were added in later 13th century, but due to extensive earthquake ended with having 2200 temples, in varying states of repair. Every 2200 temples, stupas and pagodas has unique story to tell and free to visit inside and out.

     

    Top Things to do in Bagan

    The very first thing you should delve into is Bagan temples which poke out of the jungle and village huts. Amongst thousands, these are the most prominent :

    1. Shwezigon Pagoda

    2. Htilominlo Temple

    3. Dhammayangyi temple

    4. Gawdawpalin Temple

    5. Sulami Temple

    6. Ananda Temple

     

    Other exciting activities are:

    * Exploring Bagan through Balloon flight at sunset

    * Day trip to Mountain Popa - and old volcano


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    Shwezigon Pagoda

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    This is a prototype of Burmese stupas, and consists of a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples and shrines. Construction of the Shwezigon Pagoda began during the reign of King Anawrahta and was completed in 1102 AD, during the reign of King Kyansittha of the Pagan Dynasty. The pagoda is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha.
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      Htilominlo Temple

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      A Buddhist temple located in Bagan (formerly Pagan), in Burma/Myanmar, built during the reign of King Htilominlo (also known as Nandaungmya) in 1211. The temple is three stories tall, with a height of 46 metres (150 feet), and built with red brick. It is also known for its elaborate plaster moldings
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        Dhammayangyi temple

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        The most massive structure in Bagan which has a similar architectural plan to Ananda Temple. It was built by King Narathu (1167-70), who was also known as Kalagya Min, the ‘king killed by Indians’. The temple is located about a kilometer to the southeast of the city walls Minnanthu.
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          Gawdawpalin Temple

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          The Gawdawpalin Temple was built by King Narapatisithu after building the Sulamani Temple. But the king did not complete the construction. It was completed by his son Htilominlo. It is located about 3 miles south of the Bu Pagoda on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is about 180 feet high and the structure is common like the Sulamani temple.
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            Sulamani temple

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            Built in 1181 by Narapatisithu (1174-1211), Sulami temple Combines the horizontal planes of the early period with the vertical lines of the middle, the temple features two storeys standing on broad terraces assembled to create a pyramid effect. The brickwork throughout is considered some of the best in Bagan. Some part of the temple was damaged during 1975 by the earthquake.
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              Ananda Temple

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              Ananda temple is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpiece of the Mon architecture. Also known as the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. During the 1975 earthquake, Ananda suffered considerable damage but has been totally restored.
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                Balloon Flight

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                Undoubtedly, taking a balloon offers unrivaled view of Bagan. All balloon company operates their rides during the sunrise time. Contact Navigers for Bagan sightseeing tour with ballon ride.
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                  Mountain Popa

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                  For a day trip out of Bagan, Mountain Popa is a perfect choice. It is known as an extinct volcano and the of the 37 spirits. The Mount Popa is a distinctive mountain in this region. It is an old volcano forming the northern offshoot of the Bago Yoma mountain range, occupying the lower central region. The mountain is 4900 feet high above the sea-level. From the Ayeyarwaddy River, it is about 65 kilometers away.
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