Between the 9th and 13th centuries, when the Kingdom of Bagan was unifying the regions that make up the Burma we know today, a huge plain caught in a bend of the Irrawaddy River was, bit by bit, covered in a staggering array of temples, stupas and pagodas. At the peak of the kingdom there were said to be 10,000 scattered across the expanse, but today there are just over 2,000. Some are still in good condition, many have been restored and a few are still in constant use – standing high on one of the temples to see the silhouettes of thousands of others amongst the lush trees of the plain is a breathtaking experience. 

Bagan at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Bagan:

GMT +6.5
time difference
14 Hours
flight time
615
population
Shwezigon
Pagoda
famous landmark
Mohinga
local food
Winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Bagan

Bagan offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Burma Explorer Tour

11 days from £2,790pp
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Mandalay Hill
  • Temples of Bagan
  • U Bein Bridge
  • Inle Lake
Hidden Treasures of Burma Tour

17 days from £3,490pp
  • Central Market of Prome
  • Irrawaddy River Cruise
  • Temples of Bagan
Burma and the Irrawaddy Tour

14 days from £3,790pp
  • 2 night Irrawaddy Cruise
  • Rangoon
  • Mandalay
  • Bagan

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