UNESCO has ranked Bagan as world heritage site on 6th July 2019 in UNESCO world Heritage Committee’s 43rd session held in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. Bagan is also known as the ancient city which is situated in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar on the bank of the Ayeyarwady river. This famous city can be got in by air,rail,bus,car and even cabin cruiser as it is located 400 miles north of Yangon and over 170 miles southwest of Mandalay.
Bagan is a crowd-favourite for its numerous pagodas and temples that are concentrated in the Bagan plain alone. Moreover, the architectural masterpieces of the temples beckon the visitors by revealing their exclusive styles. The finest murals, frescoes and sublime Buddha images are the proof of the glory of Bagan Dynasty. King Anawratha founded the Bagan Empire in 1044 AD. Various Bagan Kings built over 10,000 Buddhist pagodas, temples and monasteries in the Bagan plains between 11st and 13th centuries. Bagan lost some of its national heritage due to the two strong earthquakes in 8 July 1975 and 24 August 2016. Luckily, 2229 temples and pagodas safely remained beyond the quakes.
Archaelogical Museum of Bagan is a house for plenty of rare antique materials such as ancient stone inscriptions, up to 1,000 years old Buddha images, wood curvings, curved plaques depicting the Lord Buddha and some copies of mural art from various temples of Bagan. Although all the temples and pagodas have their distinctive features each, there are also most-visited temples around bagan. Dhammayangyi Temple is the largest of all while the tallest one is Thatbyinnyu temple. Ananda Temple, Shwe-See-Gon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple and Maha Bodhi Temple are worth to visit too.
The most popular thing to do in Bagan is watching the sunrise and the sunset from the top of some temples. An astonishing hot air balloon ride from 2,000 feet above the ground with give you the most wonderful view as ever. You can behold the temples beauty along well-matched with nature through around 45 minutes and an hour ride. For high-quality locquerwares, Myinkabar town near Bagan has many handicrafts to choose from jewellery boxes, cups and jars to coasters. Shopping for souvenirs, visiting temples and having a coconut drink while thinking about the age-old city are the remarkable taste of a tour to Bagan.
When I stepped into the ancient city, it reminded me of the greatness of Bagan Dynasty. Whenever you have a feeling for a tour to Bagan, Nyan Myint Thu Car Rental Service would happily arrange flexible package for you. I bet you will not regret for your choice to visit Bagan, one of the treasure houses of Asia.
Written By Rose Nyein Chan