Bagan Temples: Journey into the ancient kingdom

From 1044 to 1287, Bagan was the capital as well as the political, economic and cultural nerve center of the Pagan Empire. Over the course of 250 years, Bagan’s rulers and their wealthy subjects constructed over 10,000 religious monuments (approximately 1000 stupas, 10,000 small temples and 3000 monasteries) in an area of 104 square kilometres (40 sq mi) in the Bagan plains.  It’s truly a magical land that is sure to top your best places to visit list. 

5-prerup-sunset6-prerup-views4-pagodaviews3-gawdawpalinBagan, Myanmar
Photography courtesy of Samer Kawar