If there’s one place in Myanmar that you should take the time to visit, it’s definitely Bagan.
The sheer scale of this ancient city is comparable to the leagues of Angkor Wat.
The latter may have more massive single structures but Bagan one-ups it with a landscape filled with thousands of pagodas and temples that are extremely scenic at sunrise and sunsets.
Nagayon Temple, in Bagan, Myanmar
Mount Popa Temple in Bagan, Myanmar
Ananda Temple, in Bagan, Myanmar
Sunrise from the top of a temple, in Bagan, Myanmar
Nanpaya Temple, in Bagan, Myanmar
Mahabodhi Temple in Bagan, Myanmar
Wooden monastery in Taung Bi Village, Bagan, Myanmar
Overlooking view of Buddhist temples in Bagan, Myanmar
Pro trip — Book your stay as soon as you know you’re traveling to get ahead of fully-booked rooms.
Heritage Bagan Hotel
Splurge / Nyaung-U
Bagan Lodge Hotel
Splurge / New Bagan
Amazing Bagan Resort
Sky View Hotel
Budget / Nyaung-U
Ostello Bello Bagan Hostel
Budget Backpacker / New Bagan
Ostello Bello Bagan Pool