BAGAN, NYAUNG U
Bagan in Myanmar is one of the most significant archaeological sites of Asia with thousands of monuments such as Buddhist temples, stupas, and pagoda. It was an ancient city and the capital of Bagan Empire with more than 10,000 temples and pagodas, built between the 11th and 13th centuries. Nowadays, there are only about 2,200 monuments remain in various states of repair, though Bagan is still one of the most – dense concentrations of temples and pagodas in the world. The most popular monuments are Ananda Temple, Bagan Golden Palace, Gawdawpalin Temple, Htilominlo Temple, Myazedi World Heritage Inscription, Shwezigon Pagoda, and Thatbyinnyu temple (the biggest temple in Bagan) etc. Apart from these religious monuments, Bagan is also home to Myanmar’s archaeological museum, Mount Popa and the Bagan Nan Myint (High Palace) viewing tower.