The mystical temples of Bagan are the highlight of any trip to Myanmar. Each of the thousands of temples spread over the plain, harbors many archeological secrets. This full day tour will bring you along the dusty lanes from the most impressive architecture works to the quaint villages, nestled among the temples. On top of cultural discoveries, you will also experience many encounters and learn more about the traditional crafts of Bagan, including the production of the famous lacquerware.
HighlightsPrivate tourInformative and friendly guideCultural and historical discoveriesVisit of villages and local encountersDiscover the best of Bagan in one dayYour guide will arrive to your hotel (either in Old Bagan or New Bagan) for the full day temple sightseeing around Bagan. Discover the best of Bagan today! Not simply a chance to see the splendid Bagan temples, this excursion also introduces you to the Burmese culture, allows you to see traditional craftsmen at work. Your first port of call is an elevated location amid the temple plains to see the fields and pagodas of Bagan. From here you will have a look around the Ananda Temple – one of the most exalted of Bagan’s temples. We will ensure that our tour reaches this point before the majority of tourist arrive, enabling you to enjoy the splendor of the temple in relative tranquility. Continue to various other temples dotted around the temple plains to experience a variety of architectural styles in the area as well as the artistic wonder of the 9-14th centuries. Traveling amid the temples you will get a taste of rural Bagan life in this ‘living museum’ setting where farmers and families work amongst the monuments. Next on the agenda is your chance to learn more about the local culture with a visit to two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products - lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch in amazement as the skilled craftsmen use traditional techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items. At the end of the day, head to an elevated location amid the temple plains to watch the sunset over the fields and pagodas of Bagan. After the full day excursion, transfer back to your hotel by ending the tour.