One of the major tourist destinations in Myanmar is Bagan, an ancient city located in the central part of Myanmar. The city was the capital of first kingdom of Myanmar from the 9h to 13th centuries, when over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were built. Today, there are just over 2,000 remaining temples spreading across this 42-square-kilometer plain next to the Irrawaddy River. Travelers regard the area as the equal of the Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia.
When traveling in Bayan, you can choose to fly in a hot air balloon to get a bird's view of the ancient temple plain of Bagan, or make in-depth explorations into some of the temples like Htilominlo Temple. Also, why not go to the Nyaung U Market to learn about the locals' daily life? So don't miss this incredible place on your first visit to Myanmar.