Bagan, being the capital of the first ever Burmese Empire, possesses the most opulent collection of archaeological treasures in the country. The city panorama itself is magical with striking silhouettes of over 2,000 pagodas and temples constructed between 1057 and 1287 protruding from its dusty roads and overgrown greenery. Feast your eyes on the dazzling Shwezigon, one of the earliest Buddhist buildings known, explore the interior of the Ananda Temple where a gallery of glazed works, stone sculptures, and mural painting awaits, and watch the beautiful sunset atop the Shwesandaw. View these architectural masterpieces and many more through hot air balloons, ox carts, and bicycles. Find out more about how to get to Bagan on our travel and transport .