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Myanmar (Burma) travel guide

Myanmar - Bagan Temples (Chapter)

11th Edition Dec 2011

This is the Temples of Bagan chapter from Lonely Planet’s Myanmar (Burma) guidebook.

In a 230-year building frenzy up until 1287 and the Mongol invasions, Bagan’s kings commissioned over 4000 Buddhist temples. And despite centuries of neglect, looting, erosion, and regular earthquakes, this temple-studded plain remains a remarkably impressive and unforgettable vision.

  • marvel at the perfectly proportioned Ananda Pahto, which houses four giant buddha statues carved from teak.
  • maps
  • speculate over what lies inside the bricked-up inner sanctum of mysterious Dhammayangyi Pahto
  • transport
  • restaurants & accommodation
  • take in all the colours of the sunset from Shwesandaw Paya or Buledi, or enjoy the spectacle, minus the crowds, at Thabeik Hmauk

Coverage includes: History, the Temples, Old Bagan, North Plain, Central Plain, Myinkaba Area, New Bagan Area, South Plain and Nyaung U Area.

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