Ananda Temple

  • Address: Ananda Temple, Bagan, Myanmar, Burma
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

One of the most prominent temples in Bagan, the Ananda Temple and Ananda OK Kyaung is heavily touristed throughout the year. A Buddhist temple built in 1105 AD, the person behind Ananda Temple was King Kyanzittha of Pagoda Dynasty. With a perfect amalgamation of Mon and Indian architecture, the Ananda Temple is said to be a manmade marvel. Also known as the veritable museum of stones, this one is a highly revered temple in Bagan and should be on the top of your priority list!

  • Remove your footwear before visiting the temple.
  • Respect the local culture and customs.

  • Hired taxis or cars.

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  • Ananda Temple Address: Ananda Temple, Bagan, Myanmar, Burma
  • Ananda Temple Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Ananda Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Bagan include Ananda Temple in their plan

  • 55.56% of people start their Ananda Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ananda Temple

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ananda Temple

People normally club together Tharabar Gate and Shwegu Gyi Phaya while planning their visit to Ananda Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Definitely one of the most beautiful, if not the most of the Bagan Temples. Especially my friend, this old tree! I loved to see her. Take care and wear long pants and take off your shoes before enter.

  • Must see. I would give it 6 stars if I could. I've been to many Buddhist temples from Cambodia, Java, Thailand and Vietnam but this is by far the most ornate. Start from the North to see the original statue from when the temple was built. Note the Indian features on the Buddha and the face changes from different distances. Then go around and see the Buddha face change with Burmese (squarish) and later Chinese (sharpish, small eyes) features. Our guide, Ya Ye Ye was phenomenal for the nominal fees we paid.

  • It's a very beautiful temple - the colour, the surroundings, the interior, the carving. We can't get enough of it. It's a romantic place, it makes you think what it would feel like living in this part of the world, during that time period.

  • Ananda Pagoda is my favourite pagoda in Bagan. The architecture is absolutely stunning and there are four massive Buddha statues in the temple. It is a great place to take photographs.

  • The most beautiful temple of all the ones I visited. Reminder of the Taj Mahal

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