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Can't Miss Attractions in Bagan

TOP 1
Ananda Temple
4.7/5
251 Reviews
Bagan
811m from downtown
金媛 Amy Jin
"The Bagan dynasty, the first centralized feudal dynasty in Burma in the 11th to 13th centuries, was built in this long-standing Bagan town, and has a history of more than 1800 years. The palace of zhangganjin is located in the northwest corner of zhanggan plain, opposite the real palace, the building itself does not retain the original palace architecture style, but it is still the spokesman of zhanggan kingdom on the plain."
Reasons to Recommend: Ananda Temple is located in the east of Bagan's ancient city wall. It was built in 1105. It is a relatively complete and beautiful Buddhist temple in Bagan. It is famous for its symmetry and balance. The architectural craftsmanship of the pagoda in the middle of the temple greatly surpasses the previous pagoda, and incorporates a special style. There are many tourists and locals visiting Ananda Temple. Outside the temple, you can often see a market, with a wide variety of sand paintings, wood carvings, postcards and clothing, as well as drink stalls, which are very lively. Ananda Temple is the culmination of ancient architecture. The whole temple is square and covers an area of nearly 100 acres. It is a completely symmetrical shape. There is a long corridor on each side leading to the middle courtyard. Take off your shoes before entering the temple. In the middle of the temple is the Ananda Pagoda, which is about 51 meters high. The white towers are stacked in layers. The Indian-style minarets like corn ears are covered with gold leaf and inlaid with countless dazzling jewels. Magnificent and dazzling. On the outer wall of the stupa, there are thousands of Buddha statues and painted pottery reliefs of the Buddha's life story. Although the green background can only be seen slightly after the wind and rain, the process of the World Honored One's ascetic practice, meditation and complete enlightenment and becoming a Buddha can still be seen. Around the main tower, there are many small towers, Buddha statues and statues of various animals and mythical beasts. The base of the pagoda is an Indian-style square Buddha cave. There are high gates in the south, south, and northwest. Inside each gate is a standing golden Buddha with a height of about ten meters and different postures. The two statues in the north and south are the original golden Buddhas, while the two in the east and west were damaged and rebuilt after the fire. The golden Buddha in the south is breathtaking. It is said that when you look at it from a distance, the big Buddha smiles very kindly and kindly, but when you go to its feet and look up, the Dharma image becomes very solemn, which makes you involuntarily worship. Every morning, you can see many locals and pilgrims from all walks of life come here to worship and lay flowers, filled with a pious atmosphere. At night, the lights will illuminate the golden tower top, the golden light is bright and can be seen from a distance, which is a major symbol of Bagan. There are also double-layered corridors in the tower, and there are double-layered windows for daylighting. There are thousands of Buddhist niches on the walls of the cloister, offering golden statues of different sizes, which are worth watching carefully. Outside the pagoda is an open inner courtyard, where you can admire the resplendent spires of the pagoda up close.
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TOP 2
Balloons Over Bagan
4.3/5
29 Reviews
Bagan
4.5km from downtown
不如没有好
"As far as the scenery is concerned, it is absolutely beautiful. Sitting in a hot air balloon can see a very beautiful view. Of course, if you don’t have the courage to do it, just taking pictures below is also a very beautiful enjoyment."
Reasons to Recommend: Taking a hot air balloon ride is one of Bagan's must-see experiences. From a high altitude, you can overlook the ancient city with more than 2,000 temples and pagodas, as well as the Bagan Plain. Especially when the sun rises, the scene of the Thousand Pagodas and the hot air balloons is very shocking. The main thing to note is that during the rainy season from April to October every year, hot air balloons cannot fly, so please make travel plans in advance.
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TOP 3
Shwesandaw Pagoda
4.5/5
174 Reviews
Bagan
1.1km from downtown
M30***77
"A large pagoda, especially at its height, really feels the shock of his time. The beauty of the sunrise and sunset is beyond words, and only the presence of the scene can feel the spectacular feeling."
Reasons to Recommend: Shwe Sandu Pagoda is a taller pagoda in Bagan that allows tourists to climb. It is an ideal place to see the City of Wanta, with a panoramic view of the Wanta. It is very crowded at sunset, and it is a must-see for almost all tourists to Bagan to enjoy the sunset. Ruishandu Pagoda is an elegant white pyramid-style pagoda with five steps, which is a good place to watch the sunrise and sunset. After reaching the top, looking around, you can see the temples of Bagan. This feeling of waiting for some kind of miracle with people from all over the world is wonderful and warm, and it is fascinating.
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TOP 4
Dahmmayan Gyi Phaya
4.5/5
119 Reviews
Bagan
1.7km from downtown
M36***49
"The door to the Buddhist hall in the corridor has been sealed to enter, it is said that the inside is the place where King Nalhu was assassinated, the later generations feel more scary, plus not finished, it was sealed. Worth going!"
Reasons to Recommend: Damayangji Pagoda is a relatively large pagoda in the Bagan pagoda group, and it is also an outstanding representative of brick pagoda architecture. This red brick temple can be seen from all directions in Bagan. Dhammayanggita is known as the "Pyramid" of Bagan. The arches of the tower are interlocked and have a unique shape. The windows in the cloisters let in natural light, illuminating the interior of the stupa. The history of Damayangji Stupa is said to be a tower of brutality. The builder, King Narathu (the 45th King of Bagan Dynasty 1167-1170), was extremely brutal. Damayangji was also built to atone for the sins of his father Alaungsithu and brother Min-Shin-Saw. The requirements for building the pagoda are very strict. If the cracks between the bricks are not tight enough, the fingers of the craftsmen will be cut off, so the pagoda is still equipped with torture instruments at that time.
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TOP 5
That Bin Nyu
4.5/5
89 Reviews
Bagan
462m from downtown
M30***11
"Climbing up to the 7-story pagoda altar, the entire Bagan scenery has a panoramic view, whether it is to watch the sunrise or sunset, it is an excellent place. The Ta Bingyu Pagoda, built in 1144, is located in the middle of the Bagan Pagoda Group. It is more than 60 meters high and is the tallest pagoda in Bagan. Very beautiful and spectacular!"
Reasons to Recommend: He Bingyu Pagoda is the tallest pagoda in Bagan, the landmark of Bagan, and its figure can be seen everywhere. It used to be a good place to watch the sunrise and sunset, but now tourists are no longer allowed to climb to the top, so only the exterior of the tower can be seen.
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TOP 6
Nyaung-U
4.2/5
41 Reviews
Bagan
20.1km from downtown
Seba_zhou
"I can’t imagine what Myanmar looks like before I go to Myanmar. I have been to Cambodia before to Vietnam and Thailand. In contrast, the living standards of Myanmar people are a bit more difficult. Compared with the whole of Myanmar, Liangwu Town is already very good. There are hotels, a food street, and there are tutu cars when traffic goes out."
Reasons to Recommend: Liangwu Town is located on the south bank of the Ayeyarwady River, 8 kilometers away from Old Bagan. With convenient transportation, restaurants and hotels, many travelers use it as a resupply station for visiting the pagodas in the Kingdom of Bagan.
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TOP 7
Gawdawpalin Temple
4.2/5
55 Reviews
Bagan
447m from downtown
金媛 Amy Jin
"The 60-meter-high Gadparin Temple is one of the most majestic temples in Kagan, whose name is originally intended to be "the platform to express reverence". The temple was built during the reign of the Napadi Hu, and was completed during the reign of the King of Nadong Miya, and is considered to be the most brilliant achievement of the late Kagan period."
Reasons to Recommend: The taller stupa in the Bagan stupa group is about 55 meters high. The Longminluo Temple is very similar, but in fact, King Xuehu of Nanabati was not fully completed, and the completion was completed by his son, King Xillongminluo. It was severely damaged in 1975, so it became a large and complex Buddhist temple with an Indian-style spire decoration.
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TOP 8
Bagan Nan Myint Tower
4.1/5
41 Reviews
Bagan
4.4km from downtown
E17***94
"This should be the tallest building in Bagan. You can watch the sunrise and sunset here. But generally everyone will go to the pagoda to watch the sunset, and there will be hot air balloons when the weather is good. But now the local government doesn't do much to climb the pagoda for fear of damage."
Reasons to Recommend: The Bagan Sightseeing Tower is a taller antique and modern concrete skyscraper on the Bagan plain. Standing on the panoramic viewing platform at the top of the tower, you can see all the large and small pagodas in Bagan. Until then, you can experience the shock.
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TOP 9
New Bagan
4.2/5
38 Reviews
Bagan
4.2km from downtown
东张西望望东西
"We just chose to live in New Bagan for accommodation. The integrated environment should be relatively good. It is slightly different from the old Bagan and Liangwu Town. The surrounding environment is good, and the locals are also quite enthusiastic."
Reasons to Recommend: New Bagan is a newly built town in the southwest of Bagan, where the villagers who used to live in Old Bagan are now relocated. New Bagan has some hotels and restaurants.
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TOP 10
Mahabodhi Paya
4.0/5
55 Reviews
Bagan
145m from downtown
金媛 Amy Jin
"The Mojoti Temple (Mahabodhi Paya) was built by King Dilominro in 1215 with a distinct Indian style and is unique among the many pagodas in the Bagan region and impressive. The Mohanti temple is built in the same way as the most famous Mohti Buddha Tower in Bodhigaya, India. Bodhigaya is said to be the land of enlightenment and the most famous Buddhist shrine in India. The pagodas have seven layers, representing the Buddha's passage of the road in seven, seventy-four days. According to legend, Sakyamuni traveled to Bodhigaya, and spent six years in the nearby forest, making him shrivel and exhausted, but still unable to understand the way of liberation. So he gave up his penance, bathed in the Nilian Chan River, washed away all his dirt, and then climbed a tree to the bank, and drank the milk of the shepherdess, and came to Bodhigaya, and meditated under a large Bodhi tree, and vowed that if he could not fully realize his dream, he would never be able to afford it. He thus languished for seventy-nine days, and on the last morning he looked up and saw a bright star in the east. In this moment, Sakyamuni suddenly understand the universe of life, understand the true meaning of life, but also free from the suffering of old and sick."
Reasons to Recommend: Mahabodhi Temple is the only Indian-Bengali-style stupa in Bagan. It was built by King Xilong Minluo in imitation of Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, where Sakyamuni attained enlightenment and became a Buddha. Famous Buddhist shrine. Mahabodhi Temple was built in 1215, and six small stupas were built around the pagoda, shaped like stars holding the moon. The base of the Mahabodhi Temple is square, the tower body is a square cone, and the tower body has a concave shrine, each shrine has a seated Buddha, and the entire stupa is composed of countless small shrines.
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TOP 11
Shwegugyi Temple
4.1/5
58 Reviews
Bagan
277m from downtown
渭南松赞干布
"Ruiguyi Pagoda Temple is a Buddhism building in the middle of Bagan. It was built during the reign of King Alon Siddu in 1140. Ruiguyi means "golden cave". Because it is close to the ancient palace, it is called the palace stupa. The tower is built on a 3.6-meter-high brick foundation. Legend has it that this is the king’s good fortune that caused a huge brick to emerge from the ground. According to historical records, the king was driven out of the palace by his son when he was old and moved to the pagoda monastery, and was later killed. There are still four Buddha statues and two inscriptions in the temple. Climb to the viewing platform of the Pagoda Temple to see the nearby Pagoda Temples."
Reasons to Recommend: The Ruiguyi Pagoda is located 200 meters northwest of the Dabin Nyu Temple. It was built by King Alaungsithu in 1311 and is known as the Golden Cave Temple. It is a representative of the middle period of Bagan architecture. Although it is similar to the Mon temple architecture of the early temples, it is built on a high platform with very exquisite reliefs. Due to its close proximity to the ruins of the Royal Palace, it is considered a royal pagoda. The second-floor platform can overlook the panorama of old Bagan and take pictures of the surrounding pagodas from a head-up angle. It is also a good place to watch the sunset.
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TOP 12
Gu Byauk Gyi
4.2/5
31 Reviews
Bagan
1.7km from downtown
想想冬至
"#万千佛塔赤足行•2019 Myanmar游#No.49-Bagan·Gubuji Temple This is the second Buddhist temple we saw in Bagan called Gubuji Temple. In this place where there is a pagoda where the hands are raised, it is quite surprising that two of the thousands of pagodas have the same name. Compared with the ancient Hindu style temple with exquisite murals that I saw the previous day, this Gubuki Temple looks lonely and deserted. It is still the structure of red bricks, the design of the hollow stone window, the decoration and sculpture full of details, but it is not so popular here. At the door, there are still small vendors that are standard equipment in Bagan temples, and even the goods displayed look old and damaged."
Reasons to Recommend: Founded in 1113, Gubiaoji Temple is one of the few pagoda temples on the plain with well-preserved internal frescoes. The huge quadrangular pyramid-shaped spire is slightly in the style of an Indian temple, consisting of a huge hall and a smaller vestibule. The decoration of the outer walls is still well preserved, and the early frescoes inside are well preserved.
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TOP 13
LawkaNandar Pagoda
4.3/5
16 Reviews
Bagan
5.1km from downtown
多多
"There are some stalls selling things and some vendors selling snacks in front of the stairs of the golden pagoda. The golden pagoda is not very big, but the sunset is very beautiful on the golden pagoda. This is also a good place to watch the sunset. The setting sun shines on the river and the boats used to carry people to the opposite bank give it a special taste. There are also some food stalls nearby, but we did not try."
Reasons to Recommend: The pagoda is an early building and is located next to an important transportation pier in Bagan. It is one of the burial sites of the four shadow bones of the Buddha's relic. It was built by Anawrathta during his reign. The pagoda is golden as a whole, similar to the bell shape of the stupa, and is a main place for worship. The view from the top of the tower is relatively wide, overlooking the entire Ayeyarwady River Bay. It is also a good place to watch the sunrise and sunset. There are fewer people, and the sun shines on the tower, sometimes showing a silver color.
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TOP 14
Bu Paya Pagoda
4.1/5
45 Reviews
Bagan
521m from downtown
137***66
"The sun had begun to set, and we rushed to one of the higher pagodas in the area, – Shwesandaw Tower. The tower was magnificent and looked out over the Gansu Plain and was visible from now on, and was also popular with tourists at sunset. We checked the tickets to the archaeological area here. Climb steep stairs to the top of Shwesandaw Temple and be careful to watch one of the most popular sunsets in Gansu."
Reasons to Recommend: Bhupaya Pagoda is located on the embankment on the south bank of the Irrawaddy River in old Bagan. The stupa currently seen was rebuilt after the 1975 earthquake. According to legend, the original pagoda was built in AD 200 and is one of the oldest pagodas in Bagan. The builder was the 3rd king of the Bagan kingdom.
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TOP 15
Dhammayazika Pagoda
4.4/5
20 Reviews
Bagan
3.9km from downtown
137***66
"Like most major pagodas, the mown lawns outside are a bit unusual, and it was built in the 11th century. It is amazing to think how many excellent buildings with more than 1,000 years of history are still intact in such a small location. Earthquakes and other actions spoil more facts and make you wonder what it would look like if it had so many pagodas already huge"
Reasons to Recommend: Damasja Pagoda is located at the southwest end of the Bagan Plain. Its architectural structure is very special. Usually, the base of the Bagan Pagoda is square, but it is pentagon. The name of this stupa is derived from the Pali language, which means the tower of the Dharma King. The structure of the pagoda is a pentagon-shaped ladder, which is very different from the round-base pagodas common in Bagan. The stupa has three steps and is decorated with glazed tiles modeled on the Jataka. There are small pagodas on all sides of the pagoda, and there are Buddha statues enshrined in them, including Deku Sun Buddha, Shiko Nagamuni Buddha, Kasyapa Buddha, Sakyamuni Buddha and Maitreya Buddha. Damasja Pagoda is also a good place to watch the sunrise and sunset, but the tower has a mesh guardrail. If you want to climb up, you must pay attention to safety issues, and you need to check the stability of the wall first.
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TOP 16
Pugan Buddhist Temple
4.6/5
13 Reviews
Bagan
462m from downtown
yangduoduo17
"In the days of Gangan is not to see the sunrise or sunset! In the case of almost falling a few times, decided to charter a car to visit Gangan, this is really the most wise decision I have made! Ask the driver to take me to the locals to see the sunrise and sunset...especially to enjoy the sunset on this Irrawaddy river, only a few locals have no tourists other than me, the scene is peaceful and can hear the bugs....if you don't want to watch the sunset in a crowded Buddhist tower Would recommend to travellers to Gorgan to ask about the chartered driver! If you come to Gorgan you already know this place is special! The number of beautiful temples is amazing and you can enjoy time alone in between! We stayed here for 3 days and plan to come back and be prepared to stay for at least a week. We enjoyed our time in Gangan! Have far met and exceeded our expectations!"
Reasons to Recommend: Bagan Buddhist Temple must be a treasure for those who want to visit various pagodas. There are more than 3,000 pagodas around the Bagan Buddhist Temple, which will give people a strong visual impact and of course a deeper understanding and taste of Myanmar's culture.
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TOP 17
Bagan Palace Site
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Bagan
340m from downtown
Reasons to Recommend: The site is located in old Bagan, and the former palace is now in ruins, which makes people sigh. However, through the efforts of archaeologists, the style and scale of the palace at that time can be roughly seen. Tourists can visit the wooden bridge.
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TOP 18
Minnanthu Village
4.0/5
6 Reviews
Bagan
4.7km from downtown
多多
"Minnanthu Village (Minnanthu Village) is near Lay Myet Hnar (Lay Myet Hnar). Although the village looks very backward, every household has electricity supply. The life of the villagers is not too hard. Visited by two families. The first family built bullock carts for a living. The thick eyebrows couldn’t help worrying, could they survive the torrent of the times? The villagers still use the traditional method to strike iron, which has opened up the eyes of the thick eyebrow boy. Although the thick eyebrow boy has seen similar traditional crafts in the mountainous areas of Chiang Mai. The second family’s business is very special, that is, renting out stone mills and cattle to let others squeeze sesame oil. Unexpectedly, Burmese people are so health-conscious."
Reasons to Recommend: This is for tourists. It is a real Myanmar countryside. The villagers are honest and the prices are very cheap. It doesn't cost much to eat a meal, but the taste is average. Visitors can see many local traditional handicraft techniques here.
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TOP 19
Bagan Golden Palace
4.2/5
22 Reviews
Bagan
364m from downtown
yangduoduo17
"On the last day, a few friends wandered aimlessly on a small electric donkey, and stumbled upon this palace by chance. It was very spectacular from the outside, and it should be a place for local festivals."
Reasons to Recommend: The Bagan Golden Palace is located in the northwest corner of the Bagan Plain, opposite the real palace, and opened to the public in 2008. The building itself does not retain much of the style of the original palace building, but it is still the spokesperson of the Kingdom of Bagan on the plain.
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TOP 20
Bagan Archaeological MuseumClosed
4.0/5
44 Reviews
Bagan
632m from downtown
yangduoduo17
"The door opened at 9:30 in the morning. Because I arrived too early, I had to go to the pagoda opposite to the entrance. Unexpectedly, I found an unexpectedly beautiful spot. I climbed up to the second floor of the pagoda. You can see multiple pagodas in the distance. It is a good place to take pictures. . The architectural space in the museum is tall and magnificent, but the collection is not as large as expected. There are some sculptures and photography works of bagan, and architectural models of the ancient kingdom on the first floor. On the second floor, there is a collection of many sculptures of Buddha. You can enjoy many Buddha statues and various images at once. What's interesting is that I don't know if I entered the venue too early, the lights in the hall were too late to turn on, and the exhibition room was dark, and I had to turn on the lights of my mobile phone to see the works clearly. The toilets are also not located in the same building in the museum, and can only be found after leaving the building."
Reasons to Recommend: The Bagan Archaeological Museum is a museum that displays the history and archaeology of Bagan. It is large in scale and has a distinct Bagan architectural style. The museum has a rich collection of Buddhist artworks such as Buddha statues and sculptures. It mainly shows that Bagan, a small town with a long history, has left a splendid culture for future generations, which is completely the epitome of Bagan from ancient times to the present.
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