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.
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.
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.