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Bagan – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bagan, on the shore of the Irawaddy River in central Myanmar, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is indeed one of the greatest archaeological sites in Asia, with over 4000 temples, stupas, monasteries and  archaeological remains, concentrated into just a few square miles. The majority of the buildings were constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, during the time that Bagan was the capital of the Myanmar dynasty and has long been a place of pilgrimage.

 

Bagan is full of ancient architectural designs, mural paintings, precious frescoes and stone inscriptions. It is also the centre for the manufacture of lacquerware.

 

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