Imagine a beautiful plain. It has small hills, arable fields, lots of shrubs and old trees. And among them – the remains of the Burmese principality. Wherever you look, ancient buildings emerge from greenery: Buddhist temples, stupas and monasteries. It’s Bagan.
Ancient Bagan Complex
It is worth spending the whole day visiting the ancient Bagan complex, the most beautiful stupas and temples of over two thousand preserved. Their construction began in the 9th century! Undoubtedly, this complex deserves to be one of the largest archaeological attractions in Asia and the most beautiful places in the world. It is also compared to the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, and an additional recommendation is that UNESCO has called it a world-class monument. A wonderful evening at the end of a day trip will culminate with a romantic sunset – the stairs are worth climbing to admire the area or keep a wonderful view of the camera.
Temples in Bagan were built from three types of materials: wood (mainly teak), sandstone and brick. Unfortunately, wooden temples were destroyed due to fires. Most of the sandstone temples also did not stand the test of time. But the brick buildings proved to be the most durable.
Some pagodas are crowded and loud from the incentives of many sellers to buy postcards, paintings or other souvenirs. Others are standing alone among the spiny acacia trees. Both of them are worth visiting. These more known and prepared for visiting tourists are always interesting for some reason. An interesting may be an interesting Buddha statue, nicely preserved frescoes or the building itself. The temples, unknown and indescribable on signposts, have an atmosphere of contemplation. In peace and quiet, you can find real pearls of Buddhist sacral architecture.
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