12 Images of the Temples of Bagan
Located on a scenic bend on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma), Bagan is an enigma. Marco Polo called it, “one of the finest sights in the world” and I have to humbly agree. At its height Bagan’s various rulers called for over 4,000 Buddhist temples to be built and of that number over 2,200 still exist in varying states. First settled in the 10th Century Bagan was host to a virtual building frenzy until Kubli Khan’s Mongols ransacked the city at the end of the 13th Century. However, centuries of war, looting, neglect and earthquakes have not managed to extinguish the magnificence of this unforgettable vision on the plains of central Burma.