Bagan

Bagan — the city in Myanmar and the old capital of the first Burma Empire which now is one of the richest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. In Bagan you will find thousands of ancient pagodas in the area near the banks of the Ayeyarwady River.

Bagan Temples

There are thousands of ancient pagodas in the surroundings of Bagan. The most impressive temples of Bagan are listed below.

Bagan Temples

Bagan by Horse Cart

The temples of Bagan are scattered in a large area and can be visited on the bicycle or electric motorbike. If you want to travel traditionally, choose the horse cart.

Bagan by Horse Cart

Ananda Phaya

Ananda Phaya - a Buddhist temple is one of the most famous and beautiful temples in Bagan built in 1105 AD which is still well preserved.

Ananda Phaya

Shwezigon Paya

Shwezigon Paya - is one of the oldest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Bagan. The temple consists of a circular stupa covered with golden leafs and surrounded by smaller shrines. Shwezigon Paya was often used as a prototype for other Burmese stupas.

Shwezigon Paya

Thatbyinnyu Temple

Thatbyinnyu Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in Bagan that was built in the 12th century. 60 meters high Thatbyinnyu Temple is one of the highest temples of Bagan.

Thatbyinnyu Temple

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Shwesandaw Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist pagoda located in Bagan. This white painted pagoda consists of five terraces and a cylindrical stupa on top of it. Shwesandaw Pagoda was built in 1057 by King Anawrahta, who was the founder of the Bagan Kingdom.

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Dhammayangyi Temple

Dhammayangyi Temple is the largest of all Buddhist temples found in Bagan. This huge pyramid shaped temple was built in the 12th century but never finally completed.

Dhammayangyi Temple

Gawdawpalin Temple

Gawdawpalin Temple is the second tallest Buddhist temple in Bagan. Construction of this 55 meters high pagoda was completed in 1227. The temple was reconstructed after being heavily damaged during the earthquake.

Gawdawpalin Temple

Sulamani Temple

Sulamani Temple is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Bagan. The temple was built in 1183.

Sulamani Temple

Htilominlo Temple

Htilominlo Temple is a 46 meters high Buddhist temple in Bagan, built in the early 13th century.

Htilominlo Temple

Mingalar Zedi Pagoda

Mingalar Zedi Pagoda is a Buddhist temple in Bagan. The temple is located close to the Ayeyarwaddy River. Mingalar Zedi Pagoda was built in 1277 and was the last large monument to be built by Bagan Kingdom.

Mingalar Zedi Pagoda

Manuha Temple

Manuha Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bagan as it was built in 1067. Manuha Temple is home to four large images of the Buddha, each of them squeezed into a separate room of the temple.

Manuha Temple

Mahabodhi Paya

Mahabodhi Paya is a Buddhist temple in Bagan that was built in the 13th century. The temple contains a large pyramidal tower with over 450 images of Buddha in its many niches.

Mahabodhi Paya

Bupaya Pagoda

Bupaya Pagoda is an old Buddhist temple in Bagan, located on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River.

Bupaya Pagoda

Gu Byauk Nge Temple

Gu Byauk Nge Temple is a Buddhist temple in Bagan, built in 1113 AD. The temple is exceptional as the oldest in Bagan original paintings can be found inside the temple.

Gu Byauk Nge Temple

Alodawpyi Pagoda

Alodawpyi Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda located in Bagan.

Alodawpyi Pagoda

Minochantha Stupa Group

Minochantha Stupa Group is the temple complex in Bagan. The wooden shrine and other monuments such as impressive stupas, mythological creations are raised on the platform.

Minochantha Stupa Group

Myazedi Pagoda

Myazedi Pagoda is a large gilded stupa in Bagan that was built in the 12th century. The famous Myazedi stone inscription which is the oldest surviving stone inscription of the Burmese language was discovered in this temple.

Myazedi Pagoda

Gubyaukgyi Temple

Gubyaukgyi Temple is a Buddhist temple located near Wetkyi-in village in Bagan. The temple was built in the early 12th century and the Indian influence can be noticed in its architecture.

Gubyaukgyi Temple

Upali Thein

Upali Thein is an ordination hall of the Buddhist temple built in the mid-13th century in Bagan, named after a well-known monk called Upali.

Upali Thein

Myauk Guni (North Guni) Temple

Myauk Guni Temple is a Buddhist temple in Bagan built in 1241 AD.

Myauk Guni (North Guni) Temple

 

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