Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Mandalay Division >> Bagan

Bagan, which is known as the city of four million pagodas, is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and the main tourist destination in Myanmar. It was also capital of the First Myanmar Empire. This enchanting city is situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, about 193 km south of Mandalay. The ruins of Bagan City cover an area of 42 sq. km containing over 2000 edifices. The majority of these well-preserved temples and pagodas offer a rich architectural heritage from the 11th to 13th century era.

It takes about one hour and twenty minutes to fly from Yangon to Bagan. There are daily flights to Bagan from Yangon, and regular flights from Mandalay, which take only 20 minutes. By overland, it takes 12 hours from Yangon and 7 hours from Mandalay by Coach. There is a regular train between Bagan and Mandalay too. The newly constructed railway between Mandalay and Bagan was unveiled in September, 1996. Express trains from Yangon to Mandalay stop at Thazi, from where it is accessible to Bagan by a 3-hour drive. There is also a double-decker steamer service between Mandalay and Bagan and the cruises " the Road to Mandalay" operated by E & O Express, RV Pandaw, and Irrawaddy Princess. see photos of Bagan

See also other interesting places located in Mandalay Division: >> Amarapura, Inwa (Ava), Mandalay, Mogoke, Popa Mountain, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)


Other Tourist Destinations in Myanmar
Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) Division: Chaungtha Beach, Mawtin Zun Pagoda, Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary, Ngwesaung Beach, Ngwetaung Beach, Elephant Camp, Pathein, Thameehla Island

Bago (Pegu) Division: Bago, Pyay, Shwetaung

Chin State: Hakha, Falam, Htantalan, Mindat, Tiddim

Kachin State: Bahmo, Myitkyina, Putao

Kayin (Karen) State: Pa-an (Ba-an)

Kayah State: Loikaw

Magwe (Magwe) Division: Pakokku, Pakhangyi, Salay (Sa-le)

Mon State: Kyaikhtiyo, Mawlamyine, Thanphyuzayat

Northern Shan State: Hsipaw, Lashio, Muse

Rakhine State: Mrauk Oo, Sittwe Ngapali Beach

Sagaing Division: Kalay, Mingun, Monywa, Sagaing, Shwebo Tamu

Southern Shan State: Inle, Kalaw, Kakku, Kyaing Tong, Mong La, Nyaungshwe, Pindaya, Tachileik, Taunggyi

Thanintharyi Division: Dawei (Tavoy), Kawthaung, Myeik (Mergui), Mergui Archipelagos

Yangon Division: Yangon, Thanlyin, Twante


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  • Hkakaborazi National Park
  • Inle Lake Wetland Sanctuary
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  • Nat Ma Taung National Park
  • Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hlawga Park
  • Yangon Zoological Garden
  • Lampi Island Wildlife Sancturay


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