One of the richest archaeological sites in South-east Asia, and seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan, an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of central Myanmar, was once capital of the first Myanmar Empire from the 9th to 13th centuries. The dense concentration of over 2200 Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and monasteries seem to overwhelm the landscape signifying how King Anawratha had unified Myanmar (Burma) under Theravada Buddhism. The Magic of Bagan’s archaeological ruins has become a main tourist attraction in Myanmar.