Touring in Bagan

Bagan is the main attractions and the most remarkable sights not only in Myanmar but also in Southeast Asia. It was the capital of a powerful ancient kingdom in the olden days. Bagan is one of the richest Archaeological sites in South-east Asia and it occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyawaddy River. The kingdom of Bagan took root in the 8th century but only rose to glory as capital of the First Kingdom of Myanmar in the early 11th century. King Anawrahta, who ruled from 1044 to 1077, initiated the building of temples on this vast plain. Ancient chronicles say that there were once 4446 temples over its wide plains but today only 2230 remain, as recorded by UNESCO in 1988.

The most active town and main transport hub is Nyaung U, in the northeastern corner of the area. The main boasting product are traditional lacquer ware and local produced fermented bean paste. Horse cart are still used as their traditional transport type in Bagan.

How to get there:  We can reach Bagan by train, by flight, by road and by river.

Top Attraction:  Shwezigon pagoda, Ananda pagoda, Museum, Thatbinnyu paya and Mt. Popa

Things to do:  Unique experience of e-bike ride, Full day sightseeing tour, Visiting local handicraft workshops, enjoying river sunset, Walking tour, cooking class

Festival: Pagoda festivals and seasonable fesitvals (see more)

Souvenir to buy: Lacquer ware are the best souvenir for tourist

Climate:  Dry Zone

Region Size:      104 sq km / 40 sq miles

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Best Season:August, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb,Mar,
Popular Location: Showesigon paya, Ananda paya and other Temples

Tours and Activities in Bagan

Enjoy your holiday in Bagan, Myanmar
Kayan lady

    Cultural Journey Through Myanmar

    14 Days

    Visit Mandalay and the former Royal capitals | Explore the ancient temples of Bagan | Meet Kayan ‘long-necked’ women in Loikaw | Discover the stunning scenery of Inle Lake | Experience the splendor of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon   Departure…

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    Bridge to Bontalar Water Fall

      4WD Adventure Through Wild Chin State

      7 Days

      This 7-day 4WD tour takes you from the ancient pagodas of Bagan to the rugged terrain of Chin State where Mount Victoria towers over areas of natural beauty. Along the way meet people from various tribes and ethnic groups to…

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      Myanmar Upper Land

        Myanmar Discovery

        18 Days

        This 18-day journey through Myanmar will take you from the cultural highlights of the central region to the natural delights further south. You will explore the country’s most popular destinations such as Bagan and Inle Lake, while also having the…

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        U Bein Bridge

          Myanmar on a Shoestring

          11 Days

          An affordable group tour which brings you to the cultural hotspots of Myanmar, including Mandalay, Bagan, Kayah State and Inle Lake.   Departure Time Pick up place Your arrival time Mandalay airport Duration Tour End 11 Days Mandalay Departure Grantee…

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          Myanmar Experience

            Myanmar Experience: 7 days

            8 Days

            A week’s experience in Myanmar during your holiday to explore the culture and nature, and to know the true essence of the graceful Mandalay, Inle Lake, and Bagan decently.   Departure Time Pick up place Your arrival time Mandalay airport…

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            Culture & Beach in Myanmar

              Culture & Coast in Myanmar

              14 Days

              This is the perfect holiday for first-time visitors to Myanmar who want to experience the Golden Land’s authentic culture and the idyllic coastline of Ngapali Beach. Interactions with local people throughout make this tour one of the most immersive offers…

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                Exploring throughout Myanmar

                12 Days

                This 12 days Group Sharing Tour is recommended for travelers who want to travel with other people. Travelers can save the budget as we arrange by bus for intercity transfer of the tour. This tour will cover Mandalay, Pyin Oo…

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