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Ananda Temple, Bagan

4.7
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A well-preserved masterpiece of Bagan architecture, Ananda Temple displays delicate stone-carved facades and an impressive pyramid-shape structure, with a magnificent gilted central tower that can be seen from far away. Built in 1105, this outstanding example of fine craftsmanship, a landmark of Bagan, has been well-restored, and still displays some of the original murals and stucco. Marvel at four 9.5 m (31 ft) tall gilded statues of standing Buddhas inside this simple but very large corridor temple. A popular escape from the busy city, the grandiose 53 by 53 m (174 by 174 ft) yard of the temple provides tranquility set against the tall carved cliff. Take an ox-drawn cart for a time machine trip during your visit to this must-see attraction. To visit Ananda Temple and other attractions in Bagan, use our Bagan road trip planner.
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  • This is one temple not to be missed and it is easy to locate. A very popular place as it also has some markets in the same area. Allow plenty of time to view the inside and the outside as the...  more »
  • The Buddhist temple complex was built in 1105 AD for Pagan Dynasty King Kyanzittha. Stunningly beautiful architecture and well maintained structures and grounds.  more »
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  • I love this temple. It is kinda huge. When you go inside, you don't feel hot anymore. The air circulation is the best.
  • Actually my favourite of all temples. It's has quite a special structure. Impressive Buddha statues

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