Bagan – Far Eastern Temples Monasteries and Pagodas
Myanmar is a real insider tip for Southeast Asia vacationers from all over the world. One of the most popular travel destinations in the Southeast Asian country is the old, historic royal city of Bagan – and for many good reasons. In the city of Bagan you can finally immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Far Eastern temples, monasteries and pagodas. More than 2,000 small and large temples and monasteries create a very special Southeast Asian flair in the so-called “Bagan Archaeological Zone” in the 22,000-inhabitant city on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. The mostly well-preserved temple complexes consist mainly of bricks and are richly decorated both inside and outside.
The approximately 36 square kilometer region, which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world every year, is thus one of the largest archaeological sites in all of Southeast Asia. The largest temple complex in Bagan is the very well-preserved Dhammayangyi Temple. Thatbinnyu Temple in Old Bagan is also an extremely popular tourist destination. The tallest structure in the city at 61 meters cannot be overlooked. Also a real must for visitors to the region is the Shwezigon Pagoda from the 11th century with its huge golden cup. The largest sanctuary in the city is the Ananda Temple, which was built at the beginning of the 12th century in the splendid Indian style. Originally there were more than 4,000 different temples and pagodas in the entire region,
Landscapes to see and the Irrawaddy River
If you want to immerse yourself in the extremely scenic nature during your visit to the popular region, you should take a boat trip on the Irrawaddy River, the largest and most important river in the country, from Mandalay to Bagan. This leads, among other things, through dense rainforests, past original small villages. If you want to enjoy the region in its entirety, you can do so with a balloon ride, among other things. The visitor is offered an unforgettable view of the many enchanting temples as well as the many breathtaking natural wonders. Adventurers can explore nature on their own. The best time to travel to the Bagan region is from May to October. During this time, the temperatures are a pleasant 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.