Bagan - the ancient capital of Buddhism that has most pagodas and towers in the world.
Located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar, on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River, Bagan is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist Temples, Pagodas, Stupas and Ruins in the World. Bagan became the central powerbase in the mid 9th Century under King Anawratha, who unified Burma under Theravada Buddhism ( Original Buddhism).
Within 250 years (since the mid of 11th Century to 13th Century), it is estimated that as many as 13,000 temples and stupas once stood on this 42 sq km plain in Central Myanmar. But due to the limitation of the building material (most of the temples and stupas were built by wood, that can be easily destroy by the weather and war), just pproximately 2,200 remain today, in various states of disrepair.