Visit Bagan and Journey into the Past
The Bagan archaeological zone, Located in central Myanmar on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River is truly a sight that will take your breath away. The temples and pagodas that are located here are some of the oldest monuments in South-east Asia, with some of them pre-dating Angkor Wat by almost two hundred years.
For this reason, you might not be able to see all you would like to of the monuments. But, we still have to applaud the efforts of the restoration teams in preserving these magnificent monuments for future generations.
Bagan, Myanmar is a Buddhist temple built in 1105 AD during the reign (1084–1113) of King Kyanzittha of the Pagan Dynasty. It is one of the four largest surviving temples in Bagan. On its 900th anniversary the 5 spires of the temple were gilded.
Located close to Bagan in the Shwe- Zigon settlement in the town of Nyaung-U, this pagoda is believed to house a bone and a tooth of Buddha.
Construction of the Shwezigon Pagoda was completed in 1102 AD. Erosion and damage from earthquakes have forced countless restorations over the centuries. In of the most recent renovations, it was covered with over 30,000 copper plates.
The pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in 1057 AD, making it one of the oldest pagodas in Myanmar. Enshrined within the pagoda are some sacred hairs of Buddha.
This is the tallest Buddhist temple in Bagan and soars to 61 meters measured from the ground to the top of its spire. The temple dates from 1144 AD. It was one of the first temples built in Bagan that was more than a single story.