Published March 23, 2016
Bagan, also known as the “land of pagodas” is such a dream. Over 2,000 pagodas varying in size but largely made of red brick are sprawled out across this dry 13 x 8 km farmland.
I first came to Bagan in 2005 while studying abroad on Semester at Sea. At the time, it did not have as many hotels and restaurants as it does today, but it was still a tourist attraction with German and other European travelers making it a vacation destination.
Today the Bagan Archeological Zone is made up of 3 towns – Old Bagan, New Bagan and Nyaung U. Altogether it’s a very small area but still has so many things to see and do. These are some of my favorite suggestions based on my two trips.