Ananda Temple

Ananda Temple, Bagan

Ananda Temple
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India304 contributions
The most famous temple in Bagan, has huge standing Buddhas and amazing paintings and sculptures on the walls
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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MnD7
Mount Isa, Australia115 contributions
One temple not to be missed
Feb 2020
This is one temple not to be missed and it is easy to locate. A very popular place as it also has some markets in the same area. Allow plenty of time to view the inside and the outside as the architecture is such stunning work.
Written June 8, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,904 contributions
Impressively beautiful early 12th-century temple complex of King Kyanzittha
Feb 2020
The Buddhist temple complex was built in 1105 AD for Pagan Dynasty King Kyanzittha. Stunningly beautiful architecture and well maintained structures and grounds.
Written May 9, 2020
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PlanetOz
Melbourne, Australia3,913 contributions
An impressive Temple
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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bikerbabe22
Milton, Canada726 contributions
The jewel of the temples at Bagan
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is know as the highlight of a visit to Bagan and for good reason, it is stunning! So much detailed work to see here, including a very large market immediately surrounding this temple.
Written April 11, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
"Finest Temple in Bagan"
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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Martin05091949
San Lorenzo, Spain55 contributions
A beautiful temple. The biggest in Myanmar
Mar 2020
A huge temple complex. More than worth visiting. Take your time and see that you have a good guide who can explain you everything about this temple if not you will miss a lot
Written March 11, 2020
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sawhneysaab
Delhi836 contributions
Must visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the must visit temples when you're visiting Old Bagan. Great architecture and historical significance.
Written February 28, 2020
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Camilo P
Bogota, Colombia23 contributions
Magnificent
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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Charlotte
Kolding, Denmark393 contributions
A temple with 4 large buddas
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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