Bagan, close to Mandalay in Myanmar, is brimming with historic gems like this one: Dhammayangyi Temple.
You can completely surround yourself in what looks like a completely abandoned city of temples, partly claimed back by nature but with some truly breathtaking structures still standing.
These plains of Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th to the 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify the area that is now Myanmar, establishing the Burmese culture and ethnicity, as well as Buddhism.
Today there are about 3000 temples here, but it used to be over 10 000 and teeming with people. If one could time-travel... #myanmar #bagan #buddhism #temples #natgeocreative