Bagan is situated inthe bend made by the Ayeyarwardby River, Nyaung Oo District, Mandalay Division, in the central park of Myanmar . According in the inscription from Bagan Period, the literary name of Bagan was Arimaddana-Pura which means
“crushing of enemies”. Bagan was derived from Pyu-gama. It was chanded to Pyu-gan and then to Pugam. Later, It was been pronounced Bagan. At the time it was also called Paukkan.
The Bagan dynasty was inaugurated with King Thamudarit. There was altogether 55 kings who ruled in Bagan. Amount of them, king Anawyahta is the founder of the first Myanmar empire. Beside he laid the foundation for the establishment of Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar by the spiritual leadership of Maha Threra Shin Arahan. Bagan was such an ancient city the thrived from 1 to 13 century A.D.covering 1300 years. Now,there are 4 palace site in Bagan region, by the namesof Yon-hlut-kyun, Thiripuitsaya, Tampawaddy and wall city of bagan. Bagan area encompassed is stretch of 20 square miles about 4440 ancient monuments and buildings were situated in this area. At present a totall of 3122 ancient buildins are already recorded in which are included such buildings of pagodas stupas, temples, ordination halls, monasteries and learning - caves. Inside as well as outside of these building building are still existing remains art of work from bagan period such as mural painting, stone carving, stocco carving, glaze relief plaqu, terrractta and architectural design of bagan period.
Bird highlight : White-throated Babbler, Burmese Bushlark, Jerdon’s Minivet, Hooded Treepie.
Tour pace & walking : Moderate
Accommodation : Comfortable hotal & lodges
Photo Opportunities : Excellent
Excellent Month : November – March
Fairly Month : April – May
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