After exploring Bagan’s famous ancient temples, experience a side of Bagan most tourists never see with the Bagan Rural Village Life tour. Connect with the locals and discover a real sense of community spirit as you witness what everyday life is like in these traditional villages.
Begin the journey by driving from Bagan city into the countryside. Follow the road winding through scenic farmlands where locals tend to peanut, sesame and soya bean crops, and stop at villages unknown to tourists along the way. Observe how typical Burmese wooden slide slippers, which are used for showering or working in the fields, are produced, along with the region’s well-known soya paste, pong yay gyi, which is an essential side dish for typical Burmese meals.
Continue to another village and see families making traditional clay cooking pots, then onto the next village famous for observing a traditional child’s hairstyle known as yaung pay soo which is now rare to find in the rest of the country. Here village children still wear their hair in the traditional topknot and circular fringe, the same as children centuries ago, up until they reach their teens. Enjoy walking through the village taking time to chat with the head master of the school and enjoy a picnic lunch at the monastery.
On the way back, visit an intriguing cave temple then take a private boat to Bagan along the Ayeyarwaddy River as you marvel about the different ways people live their lives around the world.
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