Bagan can be called a temple town or ancient city, as well as, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. Either way, it is important to recognize that it was once a capital of ancient Pagan Kingdom which between 9th and 13th centuries unified the regions that would later create modern Myanmar. This temple town currently gravitate attracting most of travelers who visit the country.
Nyaung U a town in the north east of so-called Bagan Archaeological Zone where most of people find accommodation and use it as base of operation while exploring and wandering through this marvelous temple town. Second largest hub is the New Bagan situated in the southern edge of the Zone.
While traveling through calm and delightful Bagan it is clearly visible that earthquakes over the centuries did their job and destroyed a lot. Even though repair and reconstruction of temples is ongoing constantly, the most recent earthquake, in August 2016, left way less than 2500 out of original 10 thousand temples still accessible to visitors.
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