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Bagan is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th century. The shape and construction of each building is significant in Buddhism with each component taking on a spiritual meaning of some kind. Bagan became a central powerbase in the mid 9th century under King Anawratha, who unified Burma under Theravada Buddhism. As many as 13000 temples and stupas once stood on this plain in central Myanmar. Marco Polo once...
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