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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is the primary temple that tourists visit in Bagan. It's very beautiful and restored in the Myanmar style with gold leaf and white wash. I went for a walk on my first night in Bagan and stumbled upon this temple by walking towards the...More

4  Thank Alexa C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 March 2014

One of the highlighted temples in many guidebooks and sympathetically restored with 4 standing buddhas which are unusual in their own right. Worth a visist but be wary of the tourist sellers who are some of the more persistent in Bagan

4  Thank SurreyGirl27
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While the Pagoda is beautiful, the stall holders out the front were very persistent and actually hampered the spiritual visit I would have liked. Once inside though, I was able to take in the building along with its architecture and history. I liked how the...More

Thank jodieg681
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temple just beautiful, different colour with other temple around, the ornaments also very good. There is more to see inside and i recommended to hire tour guide for the whole day for all other temple around too, it will save time and you'll get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a group tour our guide took us here. Stunning beyond belief. This is a must see in Bagan. I love it here. I took some excellent photos as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside of the temple is better than most in Bagan. There is not much to see inside though. You need to remove your shoes and socks to walk around. Part of the walkway is just dirt and pebbles and not very well maintained and...More

Thank FL T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat in the Buddhist lineage means temple. This “wat” is located within the grounds of the Bagan area. Built in 1105 AD during the reign of King Kyanzittha. We rode our bikes around the area and our guide took us here. From the outside, it...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historically, this is a wonderful piece of the past. There are four massive Buddha statues, one facing each cardinal direction. It seems to be a local pilgrimage site, as many were dressed in their best Myanmar outfits. Temple is nice and restored but grounds could...More

Thank Kenny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ananda temple is the most popular one ,it is a spectacular piece of architecture !The Buddha statues smile from one angle only!! The teak doors are amazing,Its ambiance envelops you in peace...

Thank Punjkaran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Ananda Temple during our visit to Bagan. Our guide on the day, Zaw, grew up in old Bagan and during his childhood would play in and around Ananda Temple with his friends. This is an awe inspiring and truly beautiful Temple and a...More

Thank nik c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ananda is one of the nicest temples and a must-see in Bagan. But the good news for photographs is Bagan MaungMaung Photo Gallery in the wooden access to the temple on the Tarabar side entrance. MaungMaung is the foremost photographer in Myanmar, sells pictures, books...More

Thank Dominique F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awe-inspiring and absolutely beautiful inside and out...white-washed external wall with Golden spire above, set in the shape of a cross with four large standing 9.5M Buddhas. Oytside 80 stone reliefs illustrate the life of Prince Siddhatha.

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thandar m
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Response from MettaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Twice of the half of total. LOL. You should better contact to the Trusteeship council of Ananda Temple to get the exact info.
27 September 2016|
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Response from Brenda W | Reviewed this property |
As you follow the google maps (key word: Ananda) to the nearby area, look around and you will find a red-gold-ish temple tower from far away (that was how I found it and told my friends when all of them were busy looking... More