Temples of Bagan

Photoblog: Temples of Bagan

The Temples of Bagan are a compilation of thousands of ancient temples spread over the vast plains along the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma). It’s been applied to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is easily accessible from the town of Nyaung Oo (Nyaung U). To get there, you can fly from Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon to the town of Nyaung U, which is around 15-20 minutes away by car from the temples of Bagan.

While these temples have not yet been listed officially by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the sheer number of 3,000 temples strewn across the plains is a sight to behold. Many of the temples date back to 11th Century, with many of them containing ancient frescoes and impressive statues of Buddha.

Temples of Bagan at sunrise

Temples at sunrise - Bagan

Field of temples – BaganTemples of Bagan at midday

Shwe Zi Gon Temple
Shwe Zi Gon Pagoda, Bagan

Buddha in the temple

Buddha in temple

Worshipper in solitude – Bagan

Worshipper in solitude - Bagan

Hallway with Buddha – Bagan

Hallway with Buddha - Bagan

Temples at sunsetTemples of Bagan