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Ancient Pagoda
Historical Architecture
事事随缘Ananda Temple is known as the most beautiful building in Bagan! The whole temple is square and covers an area of nearly 100 acres. In the center of the courtyard is the Ananda Pagoda. The base of the tower is an Indian-style square big Buddha cave. On the base of the tower stands a tower with a height of more than 70 meters. The tower is light yellow, and there are thousands of large and small Buddha statues on the outer wall. Under the sunlight, it solemnly lowers its head and overlooks all living beings under its feet. Every morning, the locals worship and present flowers with many pilgrims who have traveled far and wide, which is very distinctive. This pagoda was built in the middle of the Bagan dynasty, and its construction technique greatly surpassed the previous pagodas, and it was built with the unique style of Myanmar. See the world freely
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Ancient Pagoda
事事随缘Bagan, at that moment, it was not high-rise buildings that broke into my sight, but many beautiful pagodas. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, come to this strange country, feel the quiet passing of leisure time from your side, and experience the situation of Buddhist beliefs in a foreign land. I have been to several Buddhist countries and I came to Myanmar not because of my curiosity about Buddhism, but because I wanted to witness the thousands of Buddhist pagodas in Myanmar. Bagan is such a mysterious and unpretentious city of thousands of pagodas. . Bagan, beautiful and magnificent! Sunrise and sunset are a must-see in Bagan. At dawn, it’s dark outside. When you come under the tower, you can climb the tower with the help of headlights. According to Buddhist beliefs, you must take off your shoes and socks and climb the steps of the stupa barefoot. . The steps of the pagoda are high and steep, with heavy equipment on their backs, and the difficulty is self-evident. In the two days here, although it was very hard, I never tired of it. When the sun rises, the sky, the earth, and the distant mountains are dyed red by the occasional rising sun. The most dazzling thing is that the large and small pagodas above the tree canopy stand in the wilderness, bathing with tourists. Under the rising sun, everything is immersed in the bright orange-red light, and the forest of thousand towers is shining. Bagan not only has an unforgettable sunrise, but also an exciting sunset. Fantasy, magnificence and shock are the unique scenery of Bagan! See the world freely
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M36***63The entrance of the Sulamani Pagoda and the main temple are connected by a very long passage. This passage, which is also extremely hot in the afternoon of the rainy season, invisibly deepens the tall and majestic image of the entire pagoda, presumably it plays a sacred role for the visitors to come in. Very beautiful and spectacular!
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Historical Site
M36***12Silomminra Temple was built by King Silomminra in 1218 and is the last Burmese-style temple in Bagan. A hawker selling sand paintings said that he knew that there was a small tower with a nice view to climb up, without money or buying his things, so we followed.
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137***66The sun had begun to set, and we rushed to one of the higher pagodas in the area, – Shwesandaw Tower. The tower was magnificent and looked out over the Gansu Plain and was visible from now on, and was also popular with tourists at sunset. We checked the tickets to the archaeological area here. Climb steep stairs to the top of Shwesandaw Temple and be careful to watch one of the most popular sunsets in Gansu.
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Ancient Pagoda
嘟嘟鱼【Destination Guide】 Preparation before the trip: Bagan is the most elite historical city, Buddhist cultural site, and tourist attraction in Myanmar. I personally think it is the best place in Myanmar. One must come once in one's life. Transportation strategy: Bagan is located in central Myanmar, on the left bank of the middle reaches of the Irrawaddy River. The transportation is not particularly convenient. It is definitely not comparable to domestic ones. If you go from Mandalay, the bus is cheaper but the time is longer. Hours one way. It takes more than six hundred gun carts, three to four hours. There is a flight in the morning and evening, and discounts are not expensive. It is more than 300 yuan per person. It is estimated that it will take more than three hours to go to the airport and on the plane. The disadvantage is that the time is fixed. When you arrive at the Bagan Bus Station, if you go to the hotel, you have to pay extra. Basically, the taxi does not use the meter, and more than 10,000 local currency can be handled. Local must punch cards: There are hundreds of Bagan pagodas. If you really want to visit the main pagodas, it will take two days. Tourists may not remember it. It’s better to pick some key points, such as Damma Yangji Pagoda (the largest brick pagoda), Ananda Temple (the most beautiful), Dabynyu Temple (the tallest), and Ruishantuo Pagoda (this can be climbed to watch the sunset, but now It’s no longer allowed to climb), there are many unknown pagodas with different styles, like the Longmen Grottoes. There are various Buddha statues inside, including standing Buddha, sitting Buddha, reclining Buddha, some are brick towers, some are stone towers, and Some are Shwedagon Pagodas. For all these pagodas, you must take off your shoes and follow the customs. It's just that the foot hurts a bit. Food guide: The local dishes are more oily. To be honest, there is no recommendation, which can not be compared with Thailand. Shopping guide: The most famous local ones are puppets, lacquerware and sand paintings. There are shopping spots in front of every major temple. You can buy it in the hotel, but it's not expensive. Journey experience: It is said that the 480 temples of the Southern Dynasties are very magnificent. Today, when I go to Nanjing, there are only a few remaining. There are still more than 4,000 pagodas in Bagan at the moment, of various sizes, mostly from the 10th to the 12th century. It has been in disrepair for many years. In the past few years, tourists could climb the tower to watch the sunrise. In recent years, government management has strengthened and the tower cannot be climbed. Although some scenery is missing, it does protect the world heritage Little Tips: Bagan is a great place. I have never seen a place with so many towers. It is very sacred. Although the locals are poor, the people are good. Maybe the Buddhist countries are very simple. Be sure to respect the living habits of the locals and prepare to write local currency of ¥1000 face value. It's okay to tip some.

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Sep 23, 2021
Mostly Cloudy
25 ~ 36
Sep 24, 2021
Thunder with Rain
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Sep 25, 2021
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Sep 26, 2021
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Sep 23, 2021 Bagan Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 68%, Sunrise/Sunset: 05:59/18:06
Bagan Running: Not Recommended, Cycling: Suitable

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