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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Hot air balloons]
[3 : Temples and Pagodas]
[4 : Buddhist Novices]
[5 : Activities]
Bagan is possibly the most impressive sight in South-East Asia, and one of the man-made wonders of the world. In two and half centuries of extraordinary religious fervor, between 1057 and 1287, thousands of Buddhist monuments and temples (as many as all European cathedrals) were built in the relatively small valley of the Ayeyarwaddy river. They range from soaring temples to small stupas, active temples to ruined buildings. Each of them has a different style and size, some have gilded domes, mural paintings, intricate carvings, and steep staircases leading to expansive views. Between the temples, rural life continues in the villages as it had for centuries. A hot air balloon ride over Bagan allows you to take in the vastness of the site. In 2019, Bagan was at least recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Sunrise over the plain doted with 2000 temples. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Pastel colors at dawn. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Receeding lines through the dawn mist. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Temples profiled against brilliant sunrise sky. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Innumerable temples seen from Mingalazedi. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Aerial view of ancient temples and hot air ballons at sunrise. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Temple seen from the air. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Aerial view of many temples set amongst fields. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Aerial view of Ananda temple. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Shwezigon Pagoda. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Htilominlo Pahto. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Fresco inside temple. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Novices praying in front of Shinbinthalyaung reclining Budddha head. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Young buddhist monks holding candles with eyes closed. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Novices lining up with alms bowls, Nyaung U. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Young Buddhist monks holding red sun umbrellas walk towards temple. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Ox carts and Tayok Pye temple. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Sheep herder in front of temple, Minnanthu village. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Infant sleeping in cradle in Nyaung U market. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Villager processing harvest. Bagan, Myanmar ( color) Puppeteers. Bagan, Myanmar ( color)
There are 21 color pictures on this page out of 115 color pictures of Bagan.

Themes: Bagan Temples

Places: Myanmar World Heritage Sites