Pagodas of Bagan (Gallery)

Between the 11th and 13th century over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monistaries were built on the plains of Bagan. After many years over 2,000 still stand, the rest reduced to rubble by earthquakes or destroyed to build new palaces.
Balloons float over the plains at sunset.

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Some are majestic temples, some small piles of bricks.

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The larger ones have crumbling stone steps leading to higher levels. Inside are enormous hallways, century old murals and huge Buddha images.

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The best view comes at sunset, perched on top one of the many pagodas.

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4 Comments

  1. Guy Gampell · December 4, 2013 Reply

    loving your album…

    • Dave · December 8, 2013 Reply

      Thank you Guy, it is a place I will never forget. Being sat on top of a Pagoda originally built nearly 1000 years ago and watching the sun set felt like a trip back in time.

  2. michelle · December 5, 2013 Reply

    how incredibly beautiful! i love that dogs go to temple! 8 )

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