Bagan is the main tourist attraction in Myanmar. One of the richest archaeological sites in Asia, it is located on the east bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. The whole space is thickly studded with pagodas of all sizes and shapes. At one time there were 13,000 temples, pagodas and religious structures. Today, only over 2000 well-preserve pagodas & temples of the 11th -13th century. Surrounding all this are wonderful villages, where life goes on much as it did when the temples were at their peak, and here too, cottage crafts remain, including the making of the best lacquer ware in Myanmar.
It takes about one hour and twenty minutes to fly from Yangon to Bagan. There are daily flights to Bagan from Yangon, and regular flights from Mandalay, which take only 20 minutes. There are 4 domestic Airlines, Myanmar Airways, Air Mandaly, Yangon Airways & Air Bagan.