The most impressive site in Bagan is Ananda Temple, built in 1091 by King Kyanzittha. Nearby Old Bagan has many temples and archaeological sites that are open to visitors on foot or by horse-drawn carts. There are also traditional markets and craft shops where travelers can find locally made souvenirs.
Visitors can experience a hot air balloon flight over the city's beautiful scenery for an unforgettable view of ancient stupas and pagodas set against a backdrop of rolling hills and plains. Travelers should also make time to join in local festivals such as Thadingyut which takes place at full moon time every October. At this festival locals light candles around their homes to honor Buddhist saints who achieved enlightenment during their lives on earth.
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Mandalay Palace, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Myauk Guni, Manuha Temple, Buphaya Paya, Bulethi, Shwesandaw Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi temple Wetkyi, Gawdawpalin Temple, Thetkyamuni Temple, Mandalay Marionettes Theater, Htilominlo Pahto
Shwesandaw Pagoda, Mandalay Palace, Htilominlo Pahto, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Bagan Temples, Buphaya Paya, Snake Pagoda (Hmwe Paya), Dhammayangyi Temple, Shwezigon Paya, Narathihapatae Hpaya, Skinny Buddha, Dhammayazika Pagoda, Gawdawpalin Temple, Sulamani Guphaya Temple, Gubyaukgyi temple Wetkyi, Myauk Guni, Thetkyamuni Temple, Gubyauknge Temple