Bagan stands, in many aspects, as not only one of the most remarkable religious sites in the world but also a genuine wonder of the world. The remains and the temple ruins highlight the glory days of ancient Bagan. Bagan empire was founded by a Burmese King Anawrahtta from 1044 with a succession of eleven kings throughout the dynasty. The conquest over Mon kingdom in the south in 1057AD was a turning point in Bagan’s history as the southern school of Buddhism was introduced by the Mon people. Many skilled artists and architects were also brought to Bagan for temple building. Although Bagan was invaded by Kublai Khan’s forces, it still remains as an important centre of Buddhist religion and culture of Burmese people well until the mid of 14th century before it was left deserted over centuries.
entering into the temple building era as the southern school of Buddhism was introduced by the Mon people and many of the skilled artists & architects were imported from India. In 1287, Kublai Khan’s forces invaded Bagan but it’s continued as an important centre of Buddhist faith and the culture of Burmese people well into mid 14th century, and then left deserted over centuries.