1 of 18 . Children in Bagan

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Children in Bagan

Although tourism has not really developed, many travelers love Bagan because of impartial, open-hearted indigenous residents and the space steeped in culture. ..Readmore

2 of 18 . People in Bagan

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People in Bagan

The typical weather in Bagan is hot and sunny. However, in January and February, it is cold a bit so travelers should bring along warm clothes to keep healthy. ..Readmore

3 of 18 . Balloons over Bagan

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Balloons over Bagan

Balloon over Bagan is the best special form of experience in this ancient city. Travelers will fly on many hours to sightsee temples and pagodas in early morning. This type of travel has been invested by a foreign company in Burma. ..Readmore

4 of 18 . Balloons over Bagan

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Balloons over Bagan

Balloon over Bagan is the best special form of experience in this ancient city. Travelers will fly on many hours to sightsee temples and pagodas in early morning. This type of travel has been invested by a foreign company in Burma. ..Readmore

5 of 18 . Balloons over Bagan

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Balloons over Bagan

Flying over the unique Bagan area, you will be astounded and amazed by the beauty and diversity of the temples and stupas below you. With the Irrawaddy River, a life-giving companion, to the west and mountains to the east, your flight of a lifetime will carry you over the temples and fields of this historic plain. ..Readmore

8 of 18 . U Bein bridge

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U Bein bridge

The bridge’s attraction is not simply in its structure, but that it remains a central part of the community, with hundreds of locals and saffron-robed monks walking their bicycles home along it, and fishermen going about their daily work in its shadow (although there are increasing numbers of tourists, too). The best time to see the bridge is at sunset, and the best photo opportunities are afforded by hiring a boat to get a close up view of the bridge from the water.

9 of 18 . The many thousand temples of Bagan

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The many thousand temples of Bagan

The temples also known as "gu" were inspired by the rock caves of Buddhist. They were larger multi-storied buildings that one could enter. They were places of worships that included richly frescoed corridors with sacred shrines and images that could be worshipped. It is often a massively built square or oblong structure with outer terraces representing Mount Meru, the symbolic home of the gods, and surrounded by a thick wall to separate its realm of the sacred from the outside world. ..Readmore

10 of 18 . Around Shwe Sandaw pagoda

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Around Shwe Sandaw pagoda

Shwe Sandaw Pagoda was built in A.D. 1057 by King Anawrahta. There are image houses at four sides. In them are hard stone images of Buddha in the posture of Jhana mudra (state of intense concentration of mind). They are stone of Anawrahta's time. ..Readmore

11 of 18 . Shwe Sandaw pagoda

12 of 18 . Buddhist

13 of 18 . Shwedagon golden temple

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Shwedagon golden temple

No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. Located west of the Royal Lake on 114 -acre Singuttara Hill in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar. From a humble beginning of 8.2 meters, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. It is clearly one of the wonders of the religious world. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. The Shwedagon Pagoda consists hundreds colorful temples, stupas, and statues that reflects the architectural era spanning almost a 2,500 years. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people. Shwedagon Pagoda forms the focus of religious as well as community activities – the bustling of devotees and monks washing the statues, offering flowers, worshiping, and meditating. Shwedagon Pagoda is administered by the Board of Trustees of Shwedagon Pagoda.

14 of 18 . Girls in Traditional Costumes

15 of 18 . Kandawgyi lake

16 of 18 . Chaukhtatgyi Paya

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Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Housed in a large metal-roofed shed, this beautiful 65m-long reclining Buddha is hardly publicised at all even though it's larger than a similar well-known image in Bago. The statue's placid face is topped by a crown encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones.

17 of 18 . Ananda temple

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Ananda temple

It is said that every Myanmar should visit Bagan and without visiting Ananda you cannot be said to have visited Bagan. Ananda Temple is like a museum. You can study all kinds of Myanmar arts here — architecture, stone sculpture, stucco, glazed plaques, terra cotta, wood carving, artwork of blacksmith etc. ..Readmore

18 of 18 . A farmer in Bagan

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A farmer in Bagan

Bagan is located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River in Central Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and is the site of the densest collection of Buddhist temples, stupas and monasteries in the world. The haunting beauty and juxtaposition of the stupas and spires rising above the Bagan plain veiled in morning mist creates an unforgettable panorama which rivals any of the more famous and renowned attractions in the world such as the Egyptian Pyramids or Machu Picchu in Peru. In addition to the visual beauty there are also the cultural wonders to experience as many of the ancient temples and pagodas are active and living sites of devotion in this country of colour and warmth where religion is the life blood of society. ..Readmore