Myanmar: George’s article on About.com
1. Bagan Temples:
Bagan, a vast, spectacular desert dotted with stunning varied temples can be toured by bike or vehicle. This extravagant temple complex is the highlight of a trip to Myanmar and should not to be missed.
From the 11th to the 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were constructed within Bagan; over 2,200 temples still survive today and comprise the vast area. Amidst the amazing temples, climbing pagodas to view the immense stupa-dotted plain is especially enjoyable during sunset. This archaeological zone abutting the Ayeyarwady River began in 1047 and occupies over 25 square miles.