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 the 11th to 13 centuries and built the foundation of Myanmar culture. Buddhism was introduced throughout the coastal region, people endeavored to build pagodas in order to perform religious practices. Even under succeeding dynasties, Bagan prospered as a key point for water traffic. Many pagodas were maintained by successive kings.

Heritage in Bagan

There are more than 3,000 ruins of Buddhist pagodas and temples spread across the Bagan plains. Here, we introduce the major ruins, as well as museums, by area.

Bagan Map

We are creating a Bagan Map that will be useful to everyone who visits Bagan. Heritage sites, hotels, restaurants, museums, public transportation, and shops can be viewed here. Click on the mark at the top left of the map to see the list. Click on the mark at the top right of the map to see a full screen version of the map.

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Japan International Cooperation Agency
Bagan Tourism Development Project

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