Over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were constructed in Bagan, of which an estimated 3,822 still stand today in varying states of preservation. This cluster of religious monuments built in an area of about 104 square kilometres (40 square miles) is what makes Bagan one of Myanmar’s most popular and intriguing tourist destinations.
When I think of Myanmar, I think of Bagan – an ancient city that’s home to over 2,200 temples and pagodas. Renting an ebike and exploring this ancient city was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done on a trip. These articles will help you plan trips to Bagan and Yangon.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is Myanmar’s former capital and its center of commerce. It’s one of the most visited destinations in Myanmar and where you’ll find the country’s most sacred Buddhist temple – Shwedagon Pagoda.
Like many of its neighboring countries, there’s a clear Indian and Chinese influence to Burmese cuisine. There seem to be strong regional identities as well. Wikipedia’s list of Burmese dishes points to several dishes that are Shan-, Kachin-, or Rakhine-influenced, all of which are administrative regions within Myanmar.