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Ananda Temple, Bagan

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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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  • The feeling is that Bagan Yan's highest value of the pagoda, suitable for taking pictures, is the square is really too hot, can not wear shoes and feet to be familiar, take pictures to compete for seconds. The battery car stopped at the door for three minutes and the phone was stolen. Clearly it's the entrance to the pagoda.
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  • Anand Temple, with its 170ft-high gold corn-cob hti shimmering across the plains, is one of the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of all Bagan temples. Thought to have been built betwee...  more »
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  • The famous temple of Bagan - and one of the big ones on the tourist circuit. This one has many sculptures of Buddha and other gods, displayed in the walls of the pagoda. The glass is not very clean so hard to appreciate them fully. Also, some more write up would be nice. Very interesting temple as it has a museum feeling about it. Many paintings from the local artisans will feature this temple’s golden spire.
  • Described to us as the most beautiful temple in Bagan. It does not disappoint. It has received much attention and restoration. Besides the architecture, the huge amount of original statues is impressive.
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