Bagan is Myanmar’s famous historical ancient city know for its Buddhist culture sites and resorts. It is located in the middle of Myanmar, on the left bank of the Irrawaddy River. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Bagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar.
During the kingdom's rule between the 11th and 13th century, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone. Over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. These ancient buildings have become an important part of Myanmar’s tourism resources, which embodies the wisdom and creativity of Myanmar’s people.
The Bagan Archaeological Zone is the main attraction of the tourism industry. Bagan is also the center of the lacquerware industry, which to a large degree depends on tourist demand. The lacquerware making process itself has become a attraction. Moreover, Mt Popa is another famous tour attraction where there is beautiful scenery.
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