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Bagan

History

Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian Era. It lies on the bend of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan can be marked to have started with King Anawrahta. He ascended the throne of Bagan in 1044. At that time, the kingdom was under the Mahayana religion. After Shin Arahan's arrival to Bagan, it converted to Theravada Buddhism. It was said to be that each and every household was able to donate an enshrined Pagoda, because of their faith in Buddhism believe and also because of their wealth. The great Shwezigon was one of King Anawrahta's donation during his time.

Myanmar Bagan

Getting Around

Horse carts are popular ways travelling around Bagan. Visitors can also hire bicycles at some hotels and guest houses to roam around. The charges are taken per hour service. Ferry boats can also be hired to flow in the Ayeyarwaddy. The ferry stand is near the Bu Pagoda. The views from the Ayeyarwaddy is also an interesting way to explore Bagan.

Bus and Express
There are Daily Expresses from Yangon and other major cities.

Car
One can hire a car from a car rental agency or from a travel agent. Different types of cars, coach seaters are available.

Train
Train

Air
There are daily flights from Air Bagan, Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay and Myanmar Airways to Nyaung U Airport, Bagan. The flight schedules may change from time to time depending on the weather. But this is the fastest way to explore Bagan.

General Information

Today, Bagan has many hotels and guest houses to stay in. Most popular ones are Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sakura, The Hotel@Tharabar Gate, Kumudra Hotel and many more. One should also buy a map of Bagan, so that people can travel alone depending on their interests. Many souvenirs and antiques can be bought near the Bagan Pagodas. But it is also a bit difficult to differentiate between the genuine and fake. There are entrance fees to the Bagan Zone, Bagan Museum and some pagodas too.

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Today, Bagan has many hotels and guest houses to stay in. Most popular ones are Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sakura, The Hotel@Tharabar Gate, Kumudra Hotel and many more. One should also buy a map of Bagan, so that people can travel alone depending on their interests. Many souvenirs and antiques can be bought near the Bagan Pagodas. But it is also a bit difficult to
 

Getting Around in Bagan

Horse carts are popular ways travelling around Bagan. Visitors can also hire bicycles at some hotels and guest houses to roam around. The charges are taken per hour service. Ferry boats can also be hired to flow in the Ayeyarwaddy. The ferry stand is near the Bu Pagoda. The views from the Ayeyarwaddy is also an interesting way to explore Bagan.
 

Hnget Pyit Taung

Hnget Pyit Taung meaning "The hill of the cut down bird". This place also refers to the legends of the king who killed the bird ogre is one of most significant historical monument.
 

History of Bagan

Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian Era. It lies on the bend of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan can be marked to have started with King Anawrahta. He ascended the throne of Bagan in 1044. At that time, the kingdom was under the Mahayana religion. After Shin Arahan's arrival to Bagan, it converted to Theravada Buddhism. It was said to be that each and every household was able to donate an enshrined Pagoda, because of their faith in Buddhism believe and also because of their wealth.
 

Htilominlo Pagoda

This large temple was built by King Nantaungmya in 1218. Situated close to the road between Nyaung U and Bagan. The name is a misreading of the Pali word for 'Blessings of the Three Worlds'. Nantaungmya erected the temple on this spot because it was here that he was chosen, from among five brothers, to be the crown prince. The legendary saying is that, the five princes were standing in a circle and the white umbrella in the middle. The white umbrella would bend to the prince to become king and he was chosen.
 

Bagan

Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian Era. It lies on the bend of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan can be marked to have started with King Anawrahta. He ascended the throne of Bagan in 1044. At that time, the kingdom was under the Mahayana religion. After Shin Arahan's arrival to Bagan, it converted to Theravada Buddhism. It was said to be that each and every household was able to donate an enshrined Pagoda, because of their faith in Buddhism believe and also because of their wealth.
 

Leimyathna Pagoda

Leimyathna meaning "Four sides" in Myanmar. This imposing temple was built by the Prime Minister of Htilomino, Anantasura and his wife. As the same, there are four entries and four cardinal points. But the principal entry prolonged by a hall in the East. It is perched on a platform. It is a beautiful architectural example of a temple ]on a floor of the late style. Anantasura, who had carried out this work of merit in remembering a famous poem of the literature wrote by its predecessor Ananthathurya who had been excuted by the king.
 

Ahlodawpyae Pagoda

Ahlodawpyae Pagoda
Located between the new Bagan and the village of Bagan, this temple is style of tradition between the first period and the intermediate period. It still expresses traces of the Pyu culture, with the stupa placed on the superstructure, which preceded the arrival by Sikkhara as in Nat Hlaung Kyaung then then in Nanpaya, the first temples of briques. The pagoda which one thinks that the origins were one century earlier.
 

Lawkananda Pagoda

Lawkananda Pagoda was built in 1059 by Anawrahta, who is also credited with the Petleik payas. It is still used as an everyday place of worship and is thought to house an important Buddha-tooth replica.The riverside and sunset views from Lawkananda are very good.
 

Ananda Pagoda

Ananda Pagoda also known as Ananda Pahto, is estimated to be a monument of the early 12th Century. It is one of the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan Pagodas. This pagoda was donated and built by King Kyansitthar in the early Bagan Period.
 

Mahabodhi

Mahabodhi Pagoda was built by King Nantaungmya during 1211-1234. The pyramidal spire, covered in niches which enclose seated Buddha figures, rises from a square block.
 

Bu Paya (or) Bu Pagoda

Bu Paya is said to be known to be constructed during the 9th Century, about 850 AD. It is situated on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is a cylindrical shaped Pyu-style pagoda and is said to be the oldest among many temples in Bagan. Bupaya was completely destroyed when it tumbled into the river in the 1975 earthquake, but has since been totally rebuilt. There are many steps leading into the river.
 

Mingalazedi

Mingalazedi ('Blessing Stupa') was built in 1277 by Narathihapati. It was the very last of the large Late period monuments to be built before the kingdom's decline, thus representing the final flowering of Bagan's architectural skills.
 

Dhammayazika Pagoda

Built in 1196 by Narapatisithu, the stupa rises from three five-sided terraces. Five small temples, each containing a Buddha image, encircle the terraces; some of them bear interior murals added during the Konbaung era. An outer wall also has five gateways. This circular pagoda is similar to the Shwezigon or the Mingalazedi, but has an unusual and rather complex design..
 

Myazedi Pagoda

Myazedi Pagoda is located between Myinkaba and Bagan. Myazedi meaning "Jade Pagoda" in Myanmar. From Myazedi, two identical pillars were found to have the same inscriptions on each face. Now, one of these pillars are in the Bagan Museum and the other one is under some shelter close to the Myazedi.
 

Dhammayangyi

Dhammayangyi Pagoda is the most massive-looking temples in Bagan. It was built in late 12th century by King Narathu (1167-1170).
 

Manuha Pagoda

Manuha was named after the Mon king from Thaton who was held captive in Bagan by Anawrahta. Legend says that Manuha was allowed to build this temple in 1059, and that he constructed it to represent his displeasure at captivity.
 

Gadawtpalin Pagoda

This pagoda is take to be built between late 12th century to early 13th century. Also it was started by one king and ended by another. The first king to have started this construction was Narapatisithu and finished by King Nadaungmya (1211 to 1234). The name literally means 'Platform to which Homage is Paid'.
 

Myoe Daung Monastery

The main monastery building with an east-west orientation, is approximately 130ft (40m) x 115ft (35m). Most of its significant elements are from the pre-colonial Kone Baung period; some of the rooms were rebuilt.
 

Gubyaukgyi (Myinkaba)

Gubyaukgyi is sometimes called "Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi" because of the resembling name of another pagoda in Wet-Kyi In. It is situated just to the left of the road on entering Myinkaba. this temple was built in 1113 by Kyansittha's son Rajakumar, on his father's death.
 

Nagayon

Slightly south of Myinkaba, this elegant and well-preserved temple was built by Kyansittha. It is generally kept locked to protect its interesting contents. The main Buddha image is twice life size and shelters under the hood of a huge naga, or serpent. Therefore called "Nagayon".
 
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