Bagan, the most popular tourist attraction site in Myanmar, lies on the eastern bank of the Ayarwaddy in Central Myanmar. Bagan, the capital of ancient Myanmar Kingdom in the 11th century, rose to power under King Anawrahta who unified the country after various conquests of neighboring kingdoms.
It is now famous as the home to thousands of pagodas and temples of that ancient era, the largest concentration of Buddhist monuments in the world. It is possible to taste genuine Myanmar dishes in Bagan which caters to both local and foreign tourists. The breathtaking view of sunset over Bagan and lacquer wave souvenirs are a mist for tourists. Bagan is recognized as the most important place by local as well as international tourists in terms of its historical and cultural heritage.