Welcome to Nyaung U


Guesthouses and roadside restaurants stretch along the road to Old Bagan, reaching the small village of Wetkyi-in (Giant Pig). Legend states that the town was named for a mythical pig that inhabited the lake there and was responsible for the deaths of many locals before eventually being killed by a future king of Bagan.


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$699 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Bagan and Inle Lake Tour from Yangon

Day 1 Yangon – BaganPick up from your Yangon hotel at 5am, transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Nyaung U airport. On arrival Bagan, starts with visit to busy Nyaung U Local Market. Continue to Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Kyansttha U Min , a tunnel with interesting feature of painting. Htilominlo Temple, between the early and the late Bagan Period, lacquer Ware Industry. Afternoon visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural master piece resembling a Greek cross: Ananda Okkaung a brick Monastery with 18th century mural Painting: Dhamayangyi a massive temple which will show the finest brick work on the plain of Bagan.  Enjoy sunset view along Ayeyarwaddy river by small boat.Overnight: Zfreeti Hotel or similar Day 2 Bagan (B)After breakfast, we will visit to authentic Minnanthu village to see daily life of villagers, traditional cotton weaving, silversmiths, and Pwa Saw village to see more handicraft workshops, experience a glimpse of traditional Myanmar rural life. Next to Myinkaba Village by horse cart to explore hidden temples and some traditional lacquerware workshop which is very well known in Bagan. After the refreshment ,visit Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork from Bagan period. Continue to Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said to have once been King Manuha's residence. Overnight Hotel in Bagan.Overnight: Zfreeti Hotel or similar Day 3 Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake (B)After Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Heho airport. On arrival Heho, transfer to Inle Lake through Pindaya. On the way, visit Pindaya Cave inside thousands of Buddha images and beautiful banyan trees in Pindaya. Finally transfer to red mountain winery and vineyard for tasting wine.Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel or similarDay 4 Inle Lake (B)Take a full day tour of Inle Lake by private boat with chances to see villages, the unique leg-rowers fishermen and the floating gardens, built up from the strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored with bamboo poles. The tour also includes visits to the silver smith factory, the silk weaving village, the Cheroot making factory, the boat making workshop, the jumping cat monastery and the most famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where the Buddha images have been covered in so much gold that they look like balls of solid gold. And visit to Indein Village ancient Ruins pagoda of Nyaung Oaks.Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel or similarDay 5 Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (B)After breakfast and hotel check out, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon Airport and connect to International airport or Yangon hotel.

$75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mandalay to Mingun Boat Trip

You'll be picked up in an air-conditioned car in the lobby of your hotel at 8:00 am.  You will have a separate driver and guide who is a regional tour guide license holder from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. At 08:30 am, our driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel. Drive straight to jetty to take private boat trip to Mingun. Take a boat trip about 1 hr to Mingun, located on the western bank of the Ayeyarwady River. Arrive Mingun, visit huge unfinished Mingun Pagoda built between 1790 and 1797 which was split by earthquake in 1838. It is possibly the world's largest pile of bricks and World’s largest working bell of 87 tons cast in 1808 by Bodawpaya. Visit Mya Thein Tan pagoda an image of Sulamani Pagoda at the peak of Mount Meru in Tavatimsa plane of nats. Back to Mandalay by boat. Visit Mandalay Palace was built of teak wood on raised brick plinth gilded with gold and vermilion. The queens' chambers are laid out according to priority - 1 Southern, 2 Northern and 3 lesser queens in the West. Mandalay Palace took five years to construct, from 1857 to 1861. Visit Ku Tho Daw Pagoda also known as world's largest book, surrounded by 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. It was built by King Mindon in 1857, modeled on the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung U. Proceed to Golden Palace Monastery, which was once part of the palace complex where King Mindon lived. Evening view the sunset from Mandalay Hill.

$35 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bagan day tour with horse cart and sunset cruise

Meet our guide 08:30 am at your Bagan hotel, today we will start visit to colorful Nyaung U local market and the most famous bell shaped Shwezigon pagoda which was built in 11 century. And Gubyaukgyi temple with famous Jataka tales. Next to Ananda temple the most beautiful and best photo shot temple in Bagan. WetKyi Inn Gu Byaukkyi Temple with fine mural Paintings of Jakata scenes; Htilominlo Temple, between the early and the late Bagan Period, lacquer Ware Industry. Afternoon visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural master piece resembling a Greek cross: Ananda Okkaung a brick Monastery with 18th century mural Painting. Explore Myingaba village by horse cart around one hour.  Dhamayangyi a massive temple temple which shows the finest masonry on the plain of Bagan. Nanaphaya on early style temple with the finest stone carving  and Thatbyinnyu Temple is the highest one in Bagan and Bupaya stand on eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River  and enjoy the Sunset cruising along Ayeyarwaddy river and return to your hotel.

$54 Day Trips & Excursions

Ngat Pyit Taung Community Tour

Pick up Time: 8:30 amPick up at the hotel.After breakfast you drive to the near NgatPyitTaung monastery and visit the temple caves. Continue to the Monastic Elementary School and see kids playing, learning and talk to them with the help of your guide. Bring some gifts for them (school books you can buy in Nyaung U or somewhere in Myanmar). For lunch you come to a local restaurant, before driving to Nyaung U and nearby villages. See how people live there and how to make Poneyay or plum marmalade. Further you go to some local handicraft shops of lacquerware and see how to build a traditional ox cart.Drop off time: 15:00.Drop to the hotel

$799 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Days Interesting Burma

Day 1: Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Yangon. Day 2: Free in the morning. Transfer to have lunch. Start to visit Yangon city tour as colonial buildings – City Hall, High Court, General Post Office, Customs House and colonial landmark Strand Hotel while passing religious pagodas and well maintained parks. Then head to visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the country’s holiest Buddhist shrine that is perhaps the most beautiful pagoda complex in all of Asia. Enjoy the stunning sunset before back to hotel. Overnight in Yangon. Day 3: Take an early flight to Nyaung U. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Bagan Day 4: Start your day with the busy Nyaung Oo Market, and then proceed to visit some of the distinctive pagodas in Bagan as Ananda Temple - one of the finest, largest and best persevered in Old Bagan; Ananda Ok Kyaung - one of the few surviving brick monastery buildings from the Early Bagan period and Htilominlo Temple was built in the last Myanmar Style temple built in this ancient city. After lunch, visit to a lacquerware workshop and to enjoy a panoramic scene of glorious Bagan against a stunning back-drop of the sun dropping into the distant hills. Back to hotel. Overnight in Bagan. Day 5: Transfer to bus station for ride to Mandalay. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mandalay. Day 6: After breakfast, discover the sites in and around Mandalay, including capital of Amarapura, U Bein bridge the world’s longest teak bridge and a magnificent monastery. In the afternoon, after lunch, drive out of Mandalay and then take the local ferry to visit Inwa (also known as Ava), the historically important former royal capital, located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. Pass through the ancient city walls to visit a brick and stucco monastery called Maha Aungmye Bonzan (also known as Ok Kyaung) and see Nanmyin Watch Tower and the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. End the day with a visit to Mandalay Hill enjoy the magnificent views from the 230m high summit. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Mandalay. Day 7: Have breakfast in the hotel and relax until time of transfer to the airport for departure flight. END TOUR.

$2172 Private & Custom Tours

Best of Myanmar, 10 Days Private Tour

Day 01: Arrival in Yangon(D) Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the late afternoon, we will take you visit the Shwedagon Pagoda and have a welcome dinner with dance show. Hotel: Sule Shangri-la (4 stars) - Superior Room Day 02: Yangon(B+L) Visit the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Sule Pagoda and then stroll in the Maha Bandoola Park. Enjoy the atmosphere of the vibrant Indian Town and Chinatown and visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market. Day 03: Yangon - Bagan(B+L) Take a morning flight to Bagan. PIck you up and check into the hotel. Visit a local market in Nyaung U, the Shwezigon Paya and Htilominlo Pahto, Nat Taung Kyaung (Nat-taungMonastery, also known as Mya-taung Taik) and the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Then enjoy the stunning sunset view from a boat. Hotel:Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (4 star) - Deluxe GardenView Room Day 04: Bagan(B+L) Full day photo tour at old Baganarea to Ananda Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple; Nanpaya Temple andManuha Temple. Stopover at a lacquer-wareworkshop before admire the marvelous mural painting in Gubyaukgyi Temple. Continue to Myinkaba Village and the Pyathadar Temple. Day 05: Bagan - Mandalay(B+L) Take a flight to Mandalay and transfer you to the hotel. Visit the Mahagandayon Monastery in Amarapura, the City Harbor Bridge then enjoy a lovely lunch and visit the Sagaing Nunnery. Drive up to Sagaing Hill and have an amazing overview from the top. Take a boat trip on TaungthamanLake. Hotel: Eastern Palace Hotel (4 stars) - Deluxe Room Day 06: Mandalay(B+L) We will take an enjoyable one-hour boat trip across the Ayeyarwaddy River to arrive at ancient Mingun city. Explore the massive unfinished Mingun Pagoda, the huge Mingun Bell,the nearby Settawya Pagoda and Hsinbyume Pagoda. Then visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, the Shwenandaw Kyaung (also known as Golden PalaceMonastery), the Kuthodaw Pagoda and Mandalay Hill. Day 07: Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake(B+L) Take a morning flight to Heho. Upon arrival, we will take a scenic drive (around 1 hour) to Inle Lake and check into the hotel. Visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, a local village. The rest of the day is free on your own. Hotel: Novotel Myat Min (4 stars) - Superior Villa Room Day 08: Inle Lake(B+L) A trip of the Inle Lake is scheduled in the morning. On the way to the port, visit a local market. The boat will arrive at Indein Village. Here we will see some untouched ancient ruins including spectacular pagoda and forest of ancient stupas. The afternoon is free for you. Day 09: Inle Lake - Yangon(B) You will take a morning flight from Heho airport to Yangon. The local guide will pick you up and take you to hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day. Day 10: Departure from Yangon (B) You are free at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.