Listed as a world heritage site in 1998 by UNESCO, Bagan represents the spiritual heritage and heartland of old Burma. With temples, pagodas and stupas dating from the 9th century, Bagan and its 2229 monuments is considered to be one of the richest archaeological sites of Asia.
Some of the most interesting sites to visit include: The Pagodas of: Shwezigon, Thatbyinnyu, Buhpaya and Shwehsandaw (especially at sunset for the incredible and unforgettable view on Bagan plain), and the Temples of Htilominlo, Ananda and Anandaokkyaung with its’ beautiful wall paintings.
Bagan can be reached by air, road or by the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay.