Bagan

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

Best Seasons

August, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb,Mar,

Popular Locations

Showesigon paya, Ananda paya and other Temples

TOURS AROUND Bagan

This classic tour with a twist is ideal for families with children aged 8-16. We will visit Myanmar’s most famous cultural and natural destinations in a manner that is not only suitable for children but also enjoyable
Kayan lady
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
BalditaHtaung, Monwyar
2 days 1 night visit to Monywar from Mandalay. Visit Thanboddhay pagoda, Standing buddha image and Phoe Win Taung cave where you can learn history and architecture styles.
Bridge to Bontalar Water Fall
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 learn about their way of life.
Myanmar Upper Land
This 18-day journey through Myanmar will take you from the cultural highlights of the central region to the natural delights further south.
U Bein Bridge
An affordable group tour which brings you to the cultural hotspots of Myanmar, including Mandalay, Bagan, Kayah State and Inle Lake.

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