The Land of blessed by gemlike rain

Over three thousand Pagodas and Temples stands on the extensive plain. Unique landscape of Bagan was created through various cultural exchanges and intermixing throughout Asia. The Ayeyarwady river is main course for movement of people and culture. The river flows through center of the country, connect many areas with broad network, it is also entrance to Indian ocean since early period of Myanmar.

Bagan is not a forgotten ruin. Daily life has also been inherited all the time besides countless pagodas. Life in heat land is supported by seasonal rain. Rain water swell out the river, and bring good crop. Annual change of seasons from the dry to the wet create rhythm of life in this area, celebrated by magnificent annual fests.

Gemlike rain has been cultivating history of Bagan. Heat of the earth, cool of the water, calmness of the shade of a three. Please find the real pleasure of life on this land in your trip.

History of Bagan

The Bagan dynasty, the first dynasty in the history of Myanmar, flourished from 11th to 13th century and built the cornerstone of Myanmar culture. Buddhism was introduced through the coastal region, people endeavored to build pagodas in order to gain merit. Even under succeeded dynasties, Bagan prospered as a key point of water traffic, the successive kings maintained many pagodas.

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Heritage in Bagan

There are more than 3000 ruins of buddhism pagodas and temples spread in Bagan plains. We introduce the main ruins from among them by area. Besides ruins, we also introduce museums.

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Bagan Map

We are creating a Bagan Map that will be useful to everyone who visits Bagan. Heritage, Hotel, Restaurant, Public, Shop and so on. Click on the mark on the top left of the map, you can see the name list. Also, click on the mark on the top right of the map, a big Bagan Map opens on a separate screen.

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Our Partner
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Bagan Tourism Development Project