Myanmar Mandalay Region Old Bagan

Old Bagan

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Take an extended trip through Southeast Asia and you’ll be forgiven for developing a bit of temple and stupa exhaustion. Happens to the best of us. How to combat that? Well, you can skip all the in-between stuff and head straight for Bagan, in Myanmar, the reputed headquarters of the region’s Buddhist faith and home to a mind-boggling concentration of ancient religious architecture that’s an absolute feast for the eyes. In Bagan, stupas and temples are scattered in the most picturesque tropical plains of all, creating an atmosphere that’s otherworldly, most especially in the early morning when the rising sweltering sun creates stupendously misty landscapes. Even the most fervent atheist will find it impossible to not be moved by the spectacle. It is, indeed, out of this world. Where from? Pick up from your Bagan Hotel By whom? Several companies; Balloons Over Bagan are highly rated How Long? 45-minute flight plus travel time How much? Starting form USD 350 (flight only)

laurastraveltales 5 years ago

Old Bagan, located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar, is a designated World Heritage Site in Asia. This ancient city is celebrated for its collection of over 2,200 temples, stupas, and pagodas built between the 11th and 13th centuries. Visitors to Old Bagan can explore the ruins of this once-flourishing city, marvel at its unique architecture, and learn about the rich history of the region.

seeker 2 months ago

An archaeological paradise and colorful world destination all wrapped into one. Visit Bagan in November for the Festival of Lights to experience the colors of the ancient ruins amid the hot air balloons filling the sky!

mustangdmv 2 years ago

Old Bagan Lists

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    mustangdmv (Danielle Call)
    Bright colors catch our eye and draw us in. Here you will find some of the most colorful places to visit around the world, from tulip festivals in the Netherlands, to bright colored buildings of Puerto Rico.
  • World Heritage Sites in Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.

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