From the 9th to 13th centuries, Bagan was the capital of the first Myanmar/Burmese Empire. During the empire’s height, from the 11th to 13th centuries, over 10,000 were constructed on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy Rive. Plagued by earthquakes, ruin and thieves, only over 3,000 of these structures ramin today in an area of 42 squares kilometers. Virtually inaccessible for most of the 1990’s and 2000’s, Bagan is now the most popular tourist destination in myanmar receiving thousands and thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. Last yeay Bagan received over three hundred thousands tourists.