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Top 6 Best Bagan Temples – Fascinating Temples To Come on Bagan Tour

All visitors go to Bagan wanting to see the time-honored works here. Each of the sanctuaries in Bagan has its own mark, so it is not fair to say which the temple or pagoda is the best when coming to Bagan. Below are the top attractions recommended by us for your best Bagan tour.

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Both considered being the most high-light place and the highest temple in Bagan for watching the dawn and sunset covering the ancient city of Bagan. The pagoda contains a series of five terraces, 4 sides, topped with a cylindrical stupa. However, each side has high steep stairs so it is very convenient for tourists to enjoy the scenery.

Ananda Temple

Ananda is an ancient and famous temple, built in Bagan - the former capital of Myanmar. Not only has Ananda Temple existed in a long historical process but also been considered the most important temple in Bagan, so it is well preserved by being repainted frequently and is the most intact temple today. Probably this is why its population has such a brilliant beauty that goes away from all the visitors who have been attracted by the Temple. Ananda Temple symbolizes the limitless wisdom of Buddha and can not be ignored by any visitors on Bagan tour.

Dhammayangyi Temple

Well known as the widest temple in Bagan and built in a plan similar to that of Ananda Temple. The ancient people of Bagan, Myanmar had to use 6 million bricks to build the temple. It has a very different architecture than other works in this area. It doesn’t have a pointed spire in the middle hanging a wind chime as usual that it looks like a pyramid. The temple was built under the reign of King Narathu for three years, and was left unfinished when the king was murdered so local residents often call this a "ghost temple".

Sulamani Temple

“Precious Gem” is another name of the Sulamani Temple. It is well-known as Bagan's "precious pearl in the crown". This one, built around the 12th century, is famous as a work, complete with elaborate bricks with delicate carvings. And nowadays, the Sulamani Temple is one of the most numerous surviving frescoes on the walls. The temple was quite strongly damaged and restored many times, through the renovation that the temple does not retain the sharp architectural lines but this is still a “hot” tourist attraction in Bagan.

Shwezigon Pagoda

Among the thousands of sacred ancient pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar, Shwezigon – a renowned pagoda with the ancient religious architecture and sanctuary of Myanmar. Built in the 11th century, this is a model pagoda for temples built later in Myanmar. This pagoda, a Buddhist religious place, is believed to enshrine the forehead and collarbone of Gautama Buddha. For outstanding architecture, luxury and splendor, many Myanmar tourists comment that Shwezigon is similar to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.