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