Temples on the Plain of Bagan in Burma

By Heather Farish

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Temples on the Plain of Bagan in Burma

The Plain of Bagan in Burma was once the capital of several ancient kingdoms of Burma. By the end of the 1200s, being built over 230 years there was supposedly 4446 temples on the plain next to the Irrawaddy River. Earthquakes, floods and thieves have left about 2200 temples and pagodas today. Temples of Bagan as seen from Shwegugyi.

Keywords:   temples Buddhist Plain Bagan Pagan Burma Myanmar Irrawaddy Ayeyarwady river Shwegugyi