During the height of their kingdom, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were built in the Bagan plains. Only 2,200 of them have survived the harsh e of historyarthquakes. Once you pay an entry fee, you have the freedom to explore the immense plains at your own leisure. Most of the temples can be explored, too, and there are designated viewing areas that provide a gorgeous sight of the meadows, especially at dusk or dawn. The most striking way would be by hot air balloon, but there are more ground-based ways, too, such as air-conditioned taxis, bicycles, and even good old horse and cart.

Bagan is listed as a World Heritage ¨sacred landscape¨ by UNESCO.

Read more in Tripatini contributor Paul Johnson´s post 5 of My Favorite Gorgeous Places to Visit.




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