Bagan – Thousands of Footprints Testifying Rich Buddhist Legacy
Nowhere else on this planet would you come across such a magnetic sight! On the canvas of green plains, thousands of Buddhist stupas and hollow temples stand unaffected since their construction between the 11th and the 12 centuries. River Irrawaddy flows by as the silent witness to the Bagan Archeological Zone which boasts of supreme architecture and overwhelming spirituality. A visit to the ancient Myanmar city of Bagan is remarkable in many senses.
Watch the Mesmerizing Confluence: Sittwe witnesses the captivating confluence of Rivers Kaladan, Lay Mro and Mayu, eventually emptying the water in the Bay of Bengal. The entire process is a treat to watch.
Savour the Rural Charm
Ananda Temple:The central monument of Bagan, the temple is an architectural wonder with highlights like terraces, frescos, plaques and four standing Buddhas.
Bupaya Pagoda: With its completely gilded dome and the gourd-like structure make it a spellbinding site located close to the river.
Dhamma Yangyi Temple: The temple, designated as the largest in the zone, was built using more than 6 million bricks and is associated with many mysteries and riddles.
Other Temples: It is worth visiting the temples like Dhammayazika, Gawdawpalin, Manuha, Lawkananda, Shwezigon and Shwegugyi.
Archaeological Museum: An open field museum, it boasts of many interesting Burmese antiquities.
A hot balloon ride over the temples is the experience you will cherish forever.
Book a horse cart for the whole day and ride the royal way to visit various attractions.
Exploring the zone and the rural countryside on a rented bicycle is another great activity.
Slow cruise on Irrawaddy is a magnificent trip that can please you to the core.
Interact with monks who in their burgundy, pink and orange clothes can be seen indulged in their chores.
Visit the night market with main attraction as the human-operated Ferris wheel.
Bagan, which served as the royal capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, is charming even after centuries and is the destination you would love to explore.
- Watch the Mesmerizing Confluence
- Ananda Temple
- Bupaya Pagoda
- Dhamma Yangyi Temple
- Archaeological Museum