Bagan (aka Pagan) is an ancient city located in Burma's Mandalay Region. In the period 9th-13th centuries it was the Pagan Kingdom's capital city.
During the Bagan's height (11th-13th centuries), in the plains around the city were constructed over 10,000 pagodas, temples, and monasteries, of which over 2200 still remain. The Bagan Archaeological Zone is Myanmar's main draw for the river cruising and tourism industries. The Bagan temple complex in Burma is often compared as equal to the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia.