About Bagan

Bagan (City of First Emperor)

Bagan is just 193 km south of Mandalay in Upper Myanmar accessible by boat, road and by air. From Yangon 682 km by land route. All domestic flights fly daily to and fro Bagan-Yangon. Since Bagan is a famous tourist site of Myanmar, it is well facilitated for accommodation and communication. There has variety of hotels like in Mandalay and Yangon.
Known as the city of four million pagodas, Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Bagan city covers an area of 42 sq-km. Bagan was the capital of the first unified Empire of Anawrahta founded in 849 AD, and flourished from 1044 to the 13th century. According to the inventory of the Archeological Department, there are 2217 standing pagodas. It is on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. There, one can find over 2,000 pagodas, temples and monasteries built during the Bagan Dynasty. In spite of inclement weather of a thousand year, which had destroyed, the precious works of art, whatever survived to this day still thrill the beholders. Notable among the ancient glory are Shwezigone, Ananda, Thabyinnyu and Dhammayangyi.
After unifying the country, Anawrahta accomplished another noble deed for the country: he introduced Tharavada Buddhism into Myanmar with the help of Shin Arahan, a missionary monk from Thaton. It was Buddhism that influenced the rulers of Bagan Dynasty to build innumerable pagodas and temples in and around the city. The endless pagodas stand testimony to the rich cultural heritage of the Myanmars and also to the beauty and grandeur of ancient pagoda.

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Well decorated and equipped restaurants in Bagan offer Chinese and Myanmar delicacy special for the foreigners. Almost every restaurant has arranged Myanmar traditional cultural dance performances and Puppet show together with dinner.Restaurants
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Bagan is famous for lacquer wares production. Then variety of premium quality lacquer wares can be purchased at very reasonable price while excursion to lacquer ware factories to study the process of making. Shopping


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