Bagan is an ancient city located in central Burma/Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.

 

 

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Myanmar, Bagan: election day citizens lining up to vote...
Myanmar, Bagan: interior Buddha statue is honored daily with...
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Myanmar, Bagan: another distance view; there are about 2200 ...
Myanmar, Bagan: golden spire of a large temple...
Myanmar, Bagan: very elaborate brick entry...
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Myanmar, Bagan: another view of near and distant temples...
Myanmar, Bagan: view of near and distant temples...
Burma, Bagan: women harvesting a crop...
Myanmar, Bagan: Richard beside a huge temple...
Myanmar, Bagan: a plaster and painted icon...
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Myanmar, Bagan: steeple on the elaborate temple...
Myanmar, Bagan: details of the elaborate temple...
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Myanmar, Bagan: one of the most elaborate temples...
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Myanmar, Bagan: entry archway to a huge temple...
Myanmar, Bagan: ancient interior frescoes are common...
Myanmar, Bagan: another very large temple...
Myanmar, Bagan: one of the largest temples...
Myanmar, Bagan: local Burmese visitors...
Myanmar, Bagan: local woman with typical facial decorations...
Myanmar, Bagan: some temples are very large and elaborate...
Myanmar, Bagan: some temples are very large and elaborate...
Myanmar, Bagan: temples and shrines and pagodas...
Myanmar, Bagan: some temples have beautiful statues...
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Burma, Bagan: side streets are mostly unpaved...
Myanmar, Bagan: temple interior view...
Myanmar, Bagan: temple view...
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Myanmar, Bagan: each temple has a specific name...
Burma, Bagan: another main street with motorbikes, the most ...
Myanmar, Bagan: from the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was...
Burma, Bagan: local transport; most people cannot afford mot...
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Burma, Bagan: local or tour buses...
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Myanmar, Bagan: welcome sign...
Burma, Bagan: environmental poster...
Burma, Bagan: Overlooking Irrawaddy River...
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Burma, Bagan: a main street with a commercial building...
Burma, Bagan: tethered cow eating grass and weeds...
Myanmar, Bagan: local house yard...
Burma, Bagan: local house yard...
Myanmar, Bagan: local village water delivery...
Myanmar, Bagan: local village...
Myanmar, Bagan: bicycles are the best way to travel between ...
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Myanmar, Bagan: 2015 election winner Aung San Suu Kyi's Nati...
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Myanmar, Bagan: early morning balloon rides offer spectacula...
Myanmar, Bagan: early morning balloon rides offer spectacula...
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Myanmar, Bagan: this photo was taken from the front steps of...
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Myanmar, Bagan: A new hotel where we stayed was unfortunatel...
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Myanmar, Bagan: early morning nuns going to their temple...
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