Pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is located in the center of Myanmar, at the Irrawaddy River, where trade routes from China and India met in the Middle Ages. With an area of ​​40 km², Bagan grew into one of the largest cities of the Middle Ages and was thus about 15 times larger than the medieval City of London. The rulers had the unbelievable number of 6000 pagodas built in the heyday between 1000 and 1250 AD, of which around 2000 have been preserved and for which Bagan is famous today.
Bagan has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2019.