Bagan Things to Do

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  • 1. Ananda Temple

    The stucco and other features of the temple were restored in the late 18th century in the Middle Konbaung Era style and on the temple's 900th anniversary in 1990, the temple spires were gilded. The...

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  • 2. Gubyaukgyi temple

    Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyi-in)Close to Wetkyi-in village, this 13th-century 'cave temple' has an Indian-style spire like the Mahabodhi Pagoda in Bagan. It is interesting for the fine frescoes of scenes...

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  • 3. Shwesandaw Paya

    And finally Shwesandaw, the most famous viewpoint of Bagan. A pyramid-style pagoda with five terraces leading to the circular top. King Anawratha built this temple in the middle of it´s kingdom. Be...

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  • 4. Sunset

    When to go: I stayed in Nyaung U, the most distant of the three possible places to stay, but with just 5 km from Old Bagan still manageable. I always got up at 4:00, that leaves plenty of time to get...

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  • 5. Gaw Daw Palin temple, Old Bagan

    This large temple was built by King Nantaungmya in 1218. The temple is known to be the last Myanmar Style temple built in Bagan. The name is a misreading of the Pali word for 'Blessings of the Three...

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  • 6. Shwezigon Paya

    The king built Shwezigon to be a massive reliquary to enshrine a collection of relics, including the Buddha's frontal and collar bones, a copy of the tooth relic at Kandy, Sri Lanka, and an emerald...

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  • 7. Dhammayangyi Pahto

    This huge temple is visible from all Bagan, and is the largest temple in the site, it´s also known as the bad luck temple. It was built in the 12th century in the similar style of Ananda but it could...

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  • 8. Thatbyinnyu Temple

    This monument, built in the 12th century by King Alaungsithu, is a transitional temple, standing between the Early Style of the Ananda and the Late Style of the Gawdawpalin. It is one of the earliest...

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  • 9. Dhammayazika Pagoda

    Dhammayazika is one of my favourites. The huge golden pagoda is surrounded by a parklike walled area with plenty of colourful flowers and shady trees, that you will enjoy after a long ride through the...

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  • 10. Manuha Temple

    Located in the town of Myinkaba, this temple was built by King Manuha (the Mon king from Thaton) held in prision by King Anawhrata. The temple contains four of the most impressive Buddha images i´ve...

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  • 11. Mahabodhi Temple

    Modelled after the Mahabodhi paya in Bodhgaya, India, this temple was built during the reign of King Namtaungmya (1215-1234). The temple, a 140 foot high structure built in brick and whitewashed...

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  • 12. Sulamani Temple

    Sulamani Pagoda meaning "Crowning Jewel", was built in 1181 by King Narapati Sithu, who reigned from 1174 to 1211.Combining the horizontal planes of the Early period with the vertical lines of the...

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  • 13. Balloon Trips

    Bagan is the land of 10,000 temples. Everywhere you look, large and small houses of worship cover the dry, dusty landscape. Most of them no longer are actively used, but all hold the ancient...

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  • 14. Tayok Pye Paya

    This two storey temple built by king Narathihapate was my first encounter with the magnificence of bagan. I spent more than an hour enjoying the views of the fileds, temples and payas from the four...

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  • 15. Nanpaya Temple

    This 11th century temple was built by Prince Naga Thaman in the Gu (cave) style. It was used once as a prision for King Manuha (the grand father of the prince). The interior of the temple it´s...

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  • 16. Htilominlo Pahto

    This temple was built in 1218 by King Nantanungmya, after he was chosen in this spot amongst five brothers to be crowned prince. The temple contains some beautiful carvings, some murals and four big...

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  • 17. Bupaya

    This temple located on the shores of the Ayeyarwaddy river was the oldest construction in Bagan. It was built in the Pyu style, but was completely destroyed by the 1975 earthquake. The actual building...

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  • 18. Myauk Guni Temple

    Located south-west of Dhammayangyi this is just a minor temple that doesnt get much attention from tourists. Everywhere else this would be a major attraction sight, but not in Bagan. Here the temple...

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  • 19. Shwegugyi Temple

    Some hawkers are nice, yes they are following you all the time and some of them are annoying, but after some time they quit. I spoke spanish (some words) with these cute little girls specialized in...

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  • 20. Abeyadana Temple

    Abeyadana temple was built by King Kyanzittha during A.D 1102-1103 devoted for his wife whom he married while he was still a young warrior. Abeyadana means the "abandoned jewel"!! It is a temple of...

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  • 21. Mingalazedi Temple.

    Mingalarzedi pagoda built in 1277 by King Narathihapati, just outside the borders of Old Bagan and on the way to Myinkaba was under construction so access was denied. This temple is noted for its fine...

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  • 22. Horse and Cart travel

    BAGAN When in Bagan I decided to hire a horse and cart instead of my usual bike hire...mainly because of the extreme heat . I had previously used bicycle hire but here I decided against it two...

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  • 23. Pyathadar (Pyathatgyi) Temple

    This is another fantastic place which is never mentioned in LP. Not far away from Sulamani, this temple allows visitors to climb to the top to admire the paranomic view. At the second level there is a...

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  • 24. Gu Byak Nge temple.

    This was the first temple I visited on my bicycle trip around, and it really set the tone for the following days. To reach it, travel out of Nyaung U on the "low" road (i.e. the one nearest the river)...

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  • 25. Ahlodawpyae Paya

    Wellknown as wish fulfilling pagoda. Before King Kyansittha reigned the Bagan Dynasty, he arrived the victory ground and made solemn wish to be the king. When his wish came true, he built Alodawpyae...

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