The city of Bagan was initially known as ‘Pagan’ and it is home to a large collection of Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas. Many of them lie in the form of ruins as they are dating back from the 11th and 12th centuries.
Bagan is an ancient city that you should probably visit during your Myanmar holiday. The town is located on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, and because of this, the city never lacks good sights for your Instagram(ic) desires.
A bit from the history
Burmese people lived within the Bagan ground for centuries, which made UNESCO consider making this town a World Heritage Site. But, upon the rejection by Myanmar Military Junta, they could not actually do it.
Exploring the temple ruins
There are more than 2000 Pagodas and Temples on this land spanning across 40 miles. You may explore all of them on a horse cart, but if you plan your explorations with Aitken Spence Travels Myanmar, they will arrange the best modes to give you the best experiences.
Must visit the temples that you shouldn’t miss
Do not forget to visit the Shwezigon Temple which is a huge golden temple and also the Ananda Pahto in which you can see the Buddha’s footprint as well. Have a panoramic view of all Bagan Temples once, and it will surely be worth it!