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One of Myanmar’s main attractions, this is a temple town. The area known as Bagan or, bureaucratically, as the ‘Bagan Archaeological Zone’, occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area, 118 miles south of Mandalay and 429 miles north of Yangon. The Ayeyarwady River drifts past its northern and western sides.
Connecting the towns are paved roads making a 12-mile oval. In between and around these towns is the bulk of the Bagan action: the plain, featuring most of the temples, all connected with a vast network of bumpy dirt roads and trails.
Burma has been a hidden jewel of South East Asia up until now. Its temples, culture, history and people are bound to make this a very popular holiday destination, so tour Burma now before the secret is out. Burma is renowned for its temples and especially Pagan (Bagan) once described by Marco Polo as the “gilded city.”
Dirk Bleyer´s pictures present in his book “Burma” shows the beauty of this country