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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Ananda Temple Reviews
This is one of Bagan’s best known and most beautiful temples – Ananda Pagoda. It was one of the first great temples to be built in Bagan and was well preserved until the latest earthquake that put... more »
Over 1000 years old this is a very large impressive pagoda, and one that has recently been cleaned as part of its renovation. As well as its impressive exterior it is also interesting inside with... more »
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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