By bike through Bagan

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/27/2019 - 12:54

Around 2,000 sacred buildings have been preserved to this day on around 36 square kilometers in the Pagan steppe at the east bank of the Irrawaddy river in Myanmar. Bagan's heyday began with the coronation of Anawrathas in 1084 and it formed the first united kingdom of Burma. Through him the kingdom was consolidated as a religious center of Buddhism and he and his faithful successors had around 6000 pagodas and temples built in the following centuries.