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“Awe Inspiring” 5 of 5 stars
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Bagan Temples
Bagan Archaeological Zone, Bagan, Myanmar
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Owner description: An area of 42 sq km houses thousands of richly decorated pagodas & temples.
Los Angeles, California
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“Awe Inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The variety of shapes and sizes of the temples, from small stupa to huge reclining Buddha, and the sheer number of them, make Bagan one of the most incredible places to visit in Asia. Do not short change it with a one day visit since one can easily spend 3 full days and not see and do everything worthwhile. Highly recommend getting out into the temples very early to watch the sunrise from the top of one of the taller ones (don't worry -- you will have company as this is a fairly popular thing to do!). You can see a lot on foot, but the horse-drawn carriages are a very enjoyable way to get around.

Visited December 2012
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“World Class!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The temples of Bagan are an absolute must see when your visiting Myanmar. You might even consider visiting Myanmar just for these Temples. The large number of temples dotting the landscape are a wonderful sight.

You should make a one day trip by horse and cart, and possibly go around the second day by bike. For the last option however, you need to be in good shape if you're going to do this in the hot season.

This place is really special, to be compared with Angkor Wat, the Potala Palace, the Great Wall etc.

Visited May 2013
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“Bagan Myanmar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

You can spend not hours, but days on this beautiful site. You can take bus, horse cart, ride a bike, enjoy sunrise and sunset and admire the remains of this beautiful place full of temples.
Some are remains of temples and some very nicely restored.

Sometimes it is compared to Angkor but here when you climb quite a few steps to one of the temples you can see acres of land with temples of various sizes, shapes.

Simply beautiful, one has to see it. Wish that more people have the good luck to visit.

Visited November 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Impressive arqueological site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It's a good idea to rent an electrical bike during the hot season. After noon it can get very, very hot.

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Returned after 25+ years and was still blown away by the grandeur of Bagan. Much restoration has taken place and the night-lighting is sublime.

Visited July 2013
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