17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Pagan is a huge complex located at 21 ° 10 'N and 94 ° 52 'East in central Myanmar. On an area of about 40 km², initially there were about 5 thousand, and currently there are about 2230 pagodas and temples. In the western part of this zone, on the bank of the river. The Irrawaddy are the ruins of a relatively small, now deserted city, surrounded by ruined walls. Most of the pagodas and temples of Pagan are located outside the city walls. The ancient city and the adjacent pagodas and temples are picturesquely located in a dry tropical forest on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River. The area around Pagan is currently a historical and cultural reserve.
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