The city is located on a dry plateau along the west bank of the Irrawaddy River, 145 km south-west of Mandalay, near Chowk in Magway District. Currently on the site of the ancient city is an archaeological zone with thousands of pagodas, temples, stupas, monasteries. Bagan is one of the most visited and most photographed places in Myanmar. It is an ideal destination for all lovers of the history and ancient buildings.
If you ever decide to go in Asia then we suggest you visit the Bagan Archaeological Zone which dates back to the 9th century. There you can enjoy the beautiful ancient architecture, brilliant Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries that will gonna take your breath away and will gona make you to wish to visit it one day in your life time.
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The Myanmar Archaeology Department recorded 2217 temples. Bagan is one of the most amazing archaeological site in Asia. Bagan was one of the most developed ancient capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma. From the 9th to 13th centuries Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan. Between the 11th and 13th centuries were built whopping 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone. Nowadays more than 2200 temples and pagodas still survive and you can visit them at any time. These wonderful ruins cover an area of 42 square km.
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