With more than 2,200 temples, pagodas and shrines spread across an area of 67 sq km, there is much to explore and multiple days are essential to get the most from this fascinating Unesco world heritage site. The ideal way to see the site is by private car with an expert local guide, who can bring the temples alive with myths, legends and details of the history of the Kingdom of Pagan (Bagan). A knowledgeable guide can lead you to any temples and sites that match your interests, such as sculpture, mural paintings and architecture. Most itineraries feature the Ananda temple, arguably the most beautiful temple in Pagan, the masterpiece of Mon architecture, and one of the largest and best preserved of Pagan's temples. For those wanting to end the day with something special, visit one of the smaller, quieter temples at dusk and enjoy dinner and drinks as the sun sets over the plains and temples.
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