Visiting Bagan (Myanmar) – City of Thousand Temples
For those of you who love to visit ancient temple of Southeast Asia, in addition to Borobudur-Prambanan in Indonesia and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, you actually can see more incredible view in Myanmar.
Myanmar is a country filled with pagodas, temples, and shrines, which spread almost all over the country. Each pagoda and stupa mostly coated by gold, so it is not too surprising if the country called as the Golden Land. One of the favorite tourism place that store glory of ancient civilizations in Myanmar is Bagan city.
Bagan (formerly known as Pagan) is an ancient city located in the region of Mandalay in Myanmar. Since the 9th century until the 13th century, this city is the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan. Bagan, is a the heart of ancient Myanmar architecture located and it was the capital of the first dynasty of Myanmar.
incredible View that you can get in the Bagan is thousands of ancient buildings such as temples, shrines and pagodas spread as far as the eye can see. Bagan is one of the world’s greatest archeological sites in the world, could be said that this city is a city of a thousand temples. When you go up to a high place above one pagoda in Bagan, you can see thousands of pagoda scattered throughout the vast land in the city. Here you can ride using Air Balloon and see the ancient city from above.
Bagan actually divided into two parts, the old city and new city. the one which is the center of a collection of temples is the Bagan old city. In almost every temple/pagoda in Bagan exist Buddha statue in various positions. And in several large temples has sleeping Buddha statues inside. The shape of the Buddha statues there is very large and fill the temple’s room.
There are so many stupas to visit in Bagan. We recommend you to use tour guide service in Bagan so your visit will be effective. Among the thousands of pagoda, Shwe Zi Gon is the biggest one. Beside, There also exist Ananda Temple, a building with architecture that is different from the others because its dominant color is white.
The right time to enjoy the scenic beauty of temples in Bagan is at sunset. the most strategic spot to see the sunset is Shwesandaw Paya Pagoda. To see the best sunset over the pagoda, you have to climb high carefully because there are also many tourists waiting for Sunset.
For foreign tourists, Bagan is the must visited city in Myanmar. Same with other popular tourist destinations, There are lot of hotels in various price and classes offered. City of Bagan can be Easily Reached from Yangoon, so it is a very good choice to visit this exotic place if you are in Myanmar.
Pictures of Bagan City
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