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Page added in February 2013.
- Bagan - Some Large Pagodas
Myanmar's authorities and tour operators regard Bagan as a location which could attract as many foreign visitors as Angkor Vat in Cambodia does. It could happen because the view of the 2000 pagodas of Bagan is impressive, but some visitors may not be pleased by discovering that many of them are modern reconstructions and that others have been repainted and gilded too much.
In a November 2012 tour of the country organized by Kipling Tours the focus of the local guide was on leading the group to shopping centres, factories, "museums" (which were just shops), money changers and other business enterprises. There was no time for visiting some important pagodas such as Gawdawpalin and Dhammyangyi.
You may wish to read Wikipedia's entry for Bagan - it opens in a separate page.
The image used as background for this page shows a statue at Ananda Pagoda.
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Inle Lake - Phaung Daw U Pagoda Festival