Bagan

Bagan

abandoned capital with once 10,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas

Location: 

Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Duration: 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Personal highlights

  1. Bagan: ancient capital of the Pagan Kingdom (today's Myanmar)
  2. History: founded in the 2nd and fortified as a city in the 9th century
  3. 10,000 Temples: Ananda PathoDhammayan GyiSitanagyi Hpaya
  4. UNESCO: important historical site, but still only on the tentative list
  5. My trip: exploring the vast area alone on a rented scooter

Image sources

  1. Sunset over Bagan
  2. Me with a scooter
  3. Golden dragon statue
  4. Irrawaddy river
  5. Balloon over Bagan

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