In central Myanmar, about 290 kilometres southwest of Mandalay and 700 kilometres north of Yangon.
How to Get There:
Bagan is well connected by road and air from the rest of the country. You can also take a ferry from Mandalay to Bagan, which will travel along the Ayeyarwady river. It is the most enjoyable way to get to this historic city.
The newest entrant to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List, Bagan is a town with approximately 2,000 temples dating back to 9th–13th centuries. During this time, the town was the capital of the Pagan empire, and about 10,000 temples were built. The temples have endured difficult times in history, surviving terrible earthquakes and other natural calamities. Today, 2,000 of them remain, big and small, which are of tremendous historical importance.