Bagan, Bagan
Myanmar, Bagan

Info : Bagan

Bagan is perhaps Myanmar's best known historical and archeological site. Built between the 9th to the 13th centuries and today over 2200 temples remain. At the peak of the Bagan kingdom's power the Bagan kings ruled much of lower "Burma", spreading into Kachin state and to Mergui in the very south of the archipelago, covering much of the territory of what is modern-day Myanmar. The Bagan kingdom collapsed around 1287 after repeated Mongol invasions led by Kublai Khan. Unlike Angkor Wat, which is a huge religious structure, the Bagan temples are a series of smaller complexes spread out across the dry plains and forests. This area of Myanmar sees relatively little rainfall and so escapes the tropical humidity of other areas.

At least a full day is needed here to see the main temple sites and get a feel for ancient Burma through the magnificent array of different temples and different architectural styles that evolved over the 5 centuries of the Bagan kings.

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Our guides in Yangon, Bagan, and Kalaw / Lake Inle were wonderful. They struck the right balance of explaining the history and importance of the sights we were seeing without over-doing it, they knew where to get the best view/experience at what time and could rearrange experiences so we got the most out of them. A standout was our guide in Kalaw / trek / Lake Inle. He was as keen to learn from us as he was to teach us, he bent over backwards to make sure we were happy and comfortable, and he was just plain fun too!

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