Bagan Travel Pictures

 

Bagan Travel Pictures of Buddhism & Pagodas and Temples

The place is full of exotic views images, impressions and panoramas. The countless pagodas produce surrealistic scenery in the dry and flat area, the right objects for great photos. Especially in the early morning and before sunset, these stunning visual impressions are a feast for the eyes as seen in the following.

Until recent days the pagoda and temple builder

of Myanmar or Burma have set continuously countless pagodas and temples over a centuries-long period into the landscape. The main reason to built the pagodas and temples is to accumulate merit in the current life, to be in a better position in the next life. Many of the pagodas and temples of the past are gone, some by earthquakes, others during the Monsoon flood, but there are still more than enough for stunning pics. All buildings are done in brick construction and since the walls are not isolated they are prone to decay because of the large amount of rain during the Monsoon.

Great views and impressions

are also inside the buildings. Numerous murals adorn the inner walls of the temples and pagodas along with Buddha sculptures and images. The wall

paintings show mostly Jakata stories depicting the life of Buddha. In Bagan and its environs are also some Buddhist monasteries, showing magnificent wood carvings mostly created from teak wood. All this gives great pictures, similar views can be found atAyutthaya and Sukhothai in Thailand.
Bagan Pagodas and Balloons
Pagodas, Temples and Balloons
Ananda Temple
Ananda Temple
Ananda Temple
Bagan Ananda Temple
Mount Popa near Bagan
Mount Popa and Burmese photos
Mount Popa Pagoda
Mount Popa Pagoda
Mt. Popa abode of the nats near Bagan.Mt. Popa is about one hour drive from BaganMyanmar Burma, its a extinct volcano with a monastery on the top at 1500 meters.
Buddha Sculpture in Temple
Buddha Sculpture in Temple
Bagan Dhammayangyi Temple
Dhammayangyi Temple
Pagoda with Golden Dome
Pagoda with golden Dome
Ananda Temple
Ananda Temple
Ananda Temple Inside Buddha Sculpture
Ananda Temple Inside Buddha Sculpture
Ananda Temple Inside Walls Murals and Sculptures
Ananda Temple Inside Walls Murals and Sculptures
Passenger River Boat and Pagoda
Irrawaddy River Boats
Pagodas and Temples
Pagodas and Temples
Pagoda Cluster
Pagoda Cluster
Oxcarts in front of Pagodas
Oxcarts in front of Pagodas
View over the Plains with Pagodas
View over the Plains
View over the Plains
View over the Plains
Pagoda with Golden Top
Shrine with golden Top
Pagoda on the Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy River Bank
On the Ayeyarwady or
Irrawaddy River Bank
Pagodas and Oxcart late Afternoon
Oxcart late Afternoon
small novice
Bagan Monastery Photos
Kids playing in the River
Kids playing in the River
Kids playing in the River
Kids playing in the Irrawaddy
Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy River Boat
Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy River Boat
washing in the river
Washing in the River
Oxcart
Bagan pictures with oxcart
women carrying palm leaves
Women carrying palm leaves
Women collect water from the River
Women collect water from the River
women walking
Women walking
Bagan Elephant carved from Teak
Elephant carved from Teak
Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy River working on the boat
Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy River
working on the boat
Traditional Marionettes or Puppets
Traditional Marionettes or Puppets.

Bagan Videos

Buddhist Novice at Shwezigon Pagoda
Buddhist Novice at Shwezigon Pagoda
Myanmar Girls with Thanaka
Myanmar Girls with Thanaka

Irrawaddy Photos

Irrawaddy Photos
Bagan Irrawaddy Photos
Irrawaddy Photos
Irrawaddy and Bupaya pagoda
people selling textiles
People Working People
Irrawaddy River Boat
Irrawaddy River Boat
Tharabha Gate
Tharabha Gate
Irrawaddy River Life
River Life
Irrawaddy River Life Children
River Life Children
Irrawaddy River Life Buddhist Novices
Irrawaddy River Life Buddhist Novices

Pagoda Photos

Sunset Panorama
Sunset Panorama
Gubyaukgyi Pagoda Stone Window
Gubyaukgyi Pagoda Stone Window
Oxcarts on the move
Oxcarts on the move


Here are great pictures of Thailand
Bagan and Balloons
Bagan and Balloons
 
Balloon Sightseeing
Balloon Sightseeing
Ancient Temple
Ancient Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda
Shwesandaw Pagoda
Thatbyinnyu or Sabbannu Temple
Thatbyinnyu or Sabbannu Temple
Abeyadana Temple
Abeyadana Temple
Temple and Pagoda
Temple and Pagoda
Bagan People
Bagan People     

Bagan People under Tree
Bagan People under Tree
Myanmar Girl working
Myanmar Girl working at Bagan

Bagan Pictures and Clips

tell the story in a higher dimension for more Bagan photos check here. The monuments are overwhelming, nobody has ever seen such sceneries and will never. Somehow its even more interesting than the pyramids of Egypt and temple of the Mayas. It tells all about the odd behavior of the old and new colonialist powers, English and US which advised UNESCO not to grant the World Heritage status when the government of the country applied to the obvious vassals of them in Geneva.

The pictures show pagodas and temples

built over a timeframe of more than 1000 years. About 700 years ago there are some indications that around 6000 monuments, big and small were standing on the area in central Myanmar also called dry zone. Normal decay and monsoon floods washed away plenty of them.

Bagan Buddha Sculpture
Buddha Sculpture at Bagan
golden Pagoda
Golden Pagoda
Bagan Pagoda
Bagan Pagoda golden Dome
Ananda Temple
Ananda TempleBagan Pictures Ananda Temple  Interior
Ananda Temple Interior
Myanmar travel Bagan
Bagan Irrawaddy River Boat and Pagoda
Oxcart and Pagodas
Oxcart and Pagodas
Pagoda Irrawaddy River
Pagoda Irrawaddy River

Our Bagan videos at youtube

.Thatbyinnyu Temple
Thatbyinnyu Temple
Gubyaukgyi Pagoda
Gubyaukgyi Pagoda Window
Dhammayangyi Temple
Dhammayangyi Temple
Ananda Temple inside Buddha Statue
Ananda Temple inside Buddha Statue
Vacation Myanmar Bagan Monastery
Bagan Monastery
Myanmar Monks
Monk Commuter
Bagan Golf Resort
Bagan Golf Resort
Bagan Oxcart
Oxcart more Bagan photos
 

 

pagodas
Pagodas
Irrawaddy River Cruise
Irrawaddy River Cruise video

Shwesandaw Pagoda
Photos Bagan Videos
Abeyadana Temple
Abeyadana Temple picture

monastery at Sale
Monastery at Sale Bagan pictures
dry zone Myanmar
Bagan dry zone, the city is in the center of the dry zone of Myanmar. Although the mighty Irrawaddy river is just at the west side everything is dry except at monsoon times and until about November. With a basic irrigation system the whole area could be made a garden Eden.
Shwezigon Pagoda and Irrawaddy
The Shwezigon Pagoda
Pagodas and Temples
Pagodas and Temples
Ananda Temple
Bagan Ananda Temple