Bagan is a key tourist destination in central Myanmar with over 2,000 ancient Buddhist religious structures, citadel, moat and palace site. Visiting Bagan can be done all year round. With more than 1,500 years of history, beautiful local art like lacquer wares is the most fascinating place for travelers. Many tourists fly Nyaung U airport for Bagan but it is also possible reaching by road or on one of the Ayarwady river cruises.
Structural remains, as recorded by UNSECO in 1988, known to be largely built from the 10th to the 14th century, are found in the Bagan Archaeological Zone, which is defined as an area measuring 104 sq km (40 sq miles) located on the east of Ayeyarwady River’s lowland flat plains in upper Myanmar.