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Bagan
Pagan
Temples in Bagan
Temples in Bagan
Location of Bagan, Burma
Country Burma
Region Mandalay Region
Founded mid-to-late 9th century
Area
 • Total 104 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population
 • Ethnicities Bamar
 • Religions Theravada Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Bagan (bəɡàɴ; also called Pagan) is an ancient city in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th to 13th centuries. During the kingdom's golden age between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were built in Bagan.

Now, the archaeological remains of over 2,200 of these temples and pagodas are in the surrounding plains. It is one of the biggest places for tourism in the country.

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