Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar. The ancient city, founded around the 9th century, Bagan once was the heart of Pagan Empire. Today it is still the center of attraction: Bagan is the main tourist destination in the country.
There are 2000 monuments built in a relatively small area. Pagodas and stupas prove Bagan once being not only a political and economical, but also a religious center since Buddhism has flourished here. The sacred buildings today mark various eras and styles.
Bagan is one of the greatest archeological sites in the world. The well preserved or restored monuments contain statues of Buddha, frescoes and carvings. The number of visitors increases every year, as people learn more about this wonderful jewel of Myanmar.