Are you ready to fall in love? Be prepared as we are taking you to the breath-taking ancient city of Bagan. This archaeological site boasts the largest number of Buddhist monuments with close to 2,500 temples, stupas, pagodas, and monasteries spread along the plains. Keep your eyes wide open as what you are about to witness is truly captivating. We have designed the best customized Bagan Tours for you.
Bagan’s temples: an open-air museum
In its glorious past, Bagan was the capital city of the first Myanmar Kingdom and its biggest pride. The city is undoubtedly the most famous site of Myanmar. When thinking about the Golden Land, the views of the temple-dotted plains at sunset are probably the first coming to your mind. Nevertheless, no matter how many pictures you may have seen of Bagan, the magic can only be understood when wandering along the dusty lanes. For the early birds, the memory of a hot-air balloon ride over the hundreds of pagodas will never fade away. For the night owl, the splendor of the scenery at sunset atop a temple is equally awe-inspiring.
Bagan in motorbike, bicycle, or horse carts?
Despite being one of the main attractions of the country, Bagan still offers the opportunity to explore many off the beaten path temples where you will find yourself alone, immersed in quiet and spirituality. On your path, you are crossing with farmers walking their goats. This is time for a lovely and authentic encounter with friendly local people. The arid plain, along the Irrawaddy River, is a balance between an “Asian Savannah” and a lush garden – with bright flowers and palm trees.
It is so enjoyable to wander around the temples with no planned itinerary and to follow your adventurous instinct. Here you have plenty of options to move around Bagan: motorbike, bicycle, and horse-drawn carriages can take you everywhere and make your visit unforgettable.
Like a dream coming true walking around Bagan’s magical plains
It is no surprise that this unique place on Earth is on the shortlist to be part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. This Burmese gem spreads over more than 100 kilometers and allows you to go on a never-ending exploration of the most outstanding spiritual site in the world. The religious city is surprisingly well-preserved when you know that some of the first pagodas date back from the 11th century. The venerated Ananda Temple boasts gorgeous murals and stunning architecture that will amaze you. On top of your bucket list must probably stand the Shwezigon Pagoda as it is the perfect spot for watching the sunset or sunrise.
Let’s get on a boat !
After a long day of sight-seeing, enjoying hundreds of wonders, head to the Irrawaddy River for a relaxing boat trip. When you think it cannot get better, Bagan still manages to surprise you with peaceful riverside views at sunset plus snacks! This is probably the best way to finish your day–sampling Myanmar’s great cuisine and enjoying the view!
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- The great Ananda temple
- The fantastic views over Bagan’s pagodas
- A peaceful cruise on the Irrawaddy River for a stunning sunset
- Horse-drawn carriage ride through the authentic farmers’ villages
- Boat trip from Bagan to Mandalay
BEST SEASON TO VISIT :
- From September to February
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