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Bagan, Myanmar is best known for its temple town, known bureaucratically as the Bagan Archaeological Zone. Once tourists catch sight of this sea of temples, there's no doubt that they would be in awe of these stupendous ruins. This ancient city was built sometime during the 9th to the 13th century under the Pagan Kingdom. Initially, there were over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries in the area, however only around 2,000 of them remain. Every October through April, hot air balloons rise above the temples at dusk and dawn. It's truly a sight to behold, so make sure to plan your visits around these dates!

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Myanmar’s Ancient Metropolis: 10 Exciting Things To Do In Bagan

With so many exciting activities and attractions to try your hands on, head to Bagan, Myanmar, for a trip of a lifetime - hot air balloon rides included!

Audrey Ng· 22 Nov 2019

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Bagan, Myanmar is best known for its temple town, known bureaucratically as the Bagan Archaeological Zone. Once tourists catch sight of this sea of temples, there's no doubt that they would be in awe of these stupendous ruins.


This ancient city was built sometime during the 9th to the 13th century under the Pagan Kingdom. Initially, there were over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries in the area, however only around 2,000 of them remain. Every October through April, hot air balloons rise above the temples at dusk and dawn. It's truly a sight to behold, so make sure to plan your visits around these dates!

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  • DEC - FEB
    26° 15°

  • MAR - MAY
    32° 25°

  • JUN - AUG
    31° 26°

  • SEP - NOV
    31° 23°

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  • Time Zone
    GMT +06:30

  • Best time to visit
    • JAN

      Ananda Pagoda Festival

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