Bagan Full-Day Exploration

Day Trips & Excursions in Myanmar (Burma)
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Tour description

Bagan is an ancient capital city of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. Spending a day with us, you will able to visit all the hightlight temples and pagodas in town. Just leave your life behind and enjoy this town where time stops.

Spend a day touring Bagan's ancient temples. Gain a new perspective on human history as you explore one of the most fascinating regions on Earth before visiting a local workshop producing the finest lacquerware in Myanmar.Human activity in Bagan stretches back almost two millennia, but the golden period when most of the region's temples were constructed began in 1057 AD, after the conquest of Thaton. There are thousands of temples in Bagan, but spend a day touring some of the most impressive or historically significant, learning about their unique architecture and circumstances of creation from a experienced guide.Visit Shwezigon Paya, featuring a stupa with a graceful bell shape that came to inspire all of the later stupas in Myanmar. The beautiful depiction of the previous life of Buddha distinguishes the 13th-century Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn. Ananda Pahto is one of the largest and best-preserved of Bagan's temples, thought to have been constructed around 1105, symbolizing the transition between Bagan's Early and Middle periods.See well-preserved stuccos at Gubyaukhyi Temple, Manuha Temple's unusual depiction of three seated and one reclining Buddha, and Shwesandaw Paya, considered the first monument constructed in Bagan. Afterwards, visit a local lacquerware workshop, known for producing some of the finest wares in Myanmar. Learn about the painstaking process of forming and decorating the lacquer before returning to your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Transfer by AC vehicles
  • Cold towels and drinks
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Bagan zone fee
  • Other services are not mentioned

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
  • Excellent value for money
  • Get inside tips from a local