Ananda Temple
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India345 contributions
Dec 2019
This is the most beautiful ad most famous temple in Bagan.

The temple complex consists of long walkways from all the four directions. There is a huge standing buddha in each of the four directions, in the main shrine.

There are also multiple smaller shrines in the complex, including Buddha figures in different sitting and standing postures. There are multiple paintings as well, on the walls. There are two layers of walls surrounding the main shrine (with 4 standing Buddha figures in 4 directions) and these walls are filled with amazing painted windows and sculptures which are a joy to behold.

The exterior of the temple is also majestic, especially in the early morning and evening.

There are lots of shops in the corridors and also outside the temple complex, selling all kinds of Burmese handicrafts, clothes, lacquerware, buddha idols etc.

Being the main temple in Bagan, this is often crowded, with lots of devotees praying or offering flowers at the Buddha shrines.
Written November 3, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand940 contributions
Mar 2019
This is one of Bagan’s best known and most beautiful temples – Ananda Pagoda. It was one of the first great temples to be built in Bagan and was well preserved until the latest earthquake that put the temple back to restoration mode. There is a large square room inside the temple where 4 large teak-wooden 9.5 m tall gilded standing Buddha images are placed in arched recesses, each of which represents the four Buddhas that have reached nirvana. This Pagoda gives us ultimate joy and peace.
Written February 20, 2020
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,743 contributions
Mar 2020
This temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Bagan. The size, architecture and the grounds surrounding the temple are impressive.

There are four statues of Buddha, separately located inside the temple to admire.
Written April 15, 2020
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,987 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Another Bagan masterpiece. The temple and its courtyard are in great condition and benefit equally with its beautiful painted frescoes that are to be seen inside.

This temple is one of several large temples in Bagan and should be one not to be missed when visiting the area.
Written February 2, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
Feb 2020
Ananda Temple was built by King Kyansittha in 1091 AD. Among the Buddhist monuments in Bagan, it is regarded as most beautiful architecture, the finest temple by both local people and tourists. Total height of the temple is 168' above the ground. This is one of the highest temple in Bagan.
Written March 13, 2020
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Adam Jones
Beijing, China34 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Amanda Temple is phenomenal. There are 1000 statues within the temple, and inside the temple the walls are painted with small rectangular pieces that tell the story of the life of Buddha (550 total squares) The outside is mostly made of terracotta, and the outside of the temple, likewise, tells the story of the Buddha. A MUST in Old Bagan!
Written November 25, 2023
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Camilo P
Bogota, Colombia25 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
First or second most preserve temple in Bagan. Beautiful symmetry as most temples with their four doors north, south,east and west. Huge tigers in every corner guard the temple. Roof and corn towers are something unbelievable. Greatness or wealthness of kingdoms around 11th century is an exame of this temple amongst the over 2.000 more.
Don't miss it at night. Ask for a night tuk-tuk tour to see at least other 8 more.
Written February 23, 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
Jan 2020
The main temple of the region lives around the clock. The monks read the sutras in succession, their voice is broadcast throughout the district. The temple is surrounded by a large market in which there are even attractions.
Written January 11, 2020
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Babajaga
97 contributions
Jan 2020
Near to our hotel, just in walking distance from the Tharabar Gate hotel in Old Bagan. Beautiful temple with 4 golden huge Buddhas inside. So much detail and so much to see on the inside and outside.
Written January 27, 2020
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Charlotte
Kolding, Denmark393 contributions
Nov 2019
There are lots of buddas in this temple. 4 of them stand in the middle facing each a world corner. Note how different they look. Some are femine, others masculine.
It is a nice temple to visit and walk around inside but also outside on the grounds.
Written February 23, 2020
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