Bagan is locate on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning.
The ancient temples that spread across the enormous plain of Bagan (Pagan), numbering over 2000, provide one of the most breathtaking sights in the world. Amongst the most popular destinations in Myanmar, Bagan is on the itinerary of almost every traveller – with good reason: the vast, grand scale of the exteriors contrasts with the extraordinarily intricate detailing of the temple interiors to make for a truly unique experience.
You should not to be missed when visiting Bagan is the nearby volcanic Mount Popa and its sacred monastery.