Photo: The best times of day in Bagan: sunrise and sunset.

Where to head for sunset and sunrise

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The most stunning features of Bagan are the overall views rather than any specific temples. These are obviously at their best at dawn and dusk, and usually from a vantage point on an upper level of a pagoda.

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Local regulations about which temples visitors can climb and which are prohibited change at short notice. Authorities cite the main problems as being damage to the sites as well as tourists behaving badly by drinking alcohol, dancing or being inappropriately dressed. In March 2015 authorities introduced a blanket ban on climbing any of the pagodas, but this was relaxed in February 2016 to provide exemption for five sites. Here’s a rundown of where they are. We’re not covering privately owned Nan Myint viewing tower, which is ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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Popular attractions in Bagan

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Bagan.

Best places to stay in Bagan

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Bagan.

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