Bagan on Foot Walking Excursion

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

4 hours    English    Bagan

tour highlights

  • Two to three hours walking tour by passing the ruined walls of Tharabar Gate
  • Meet the friendly locals on your way and get a glimpse of their daily rural lifestyle
  • Visit lacquerware workshops in nearby village

tour details

Old Bagan is best visited on foot since walking is perhaps one of the best ways to explore Bagan, offering a chance to get away from other visitors and see less visited temples and points of interest. An opportunity to catch sight of great monuments, bustling street action, and living local culture.

Why choose this tour?

  • Exploring Bagan on foot while visiting ancient temples with finest architectures
  • Excursion in the centre of Bagan lacquer craftsmanship, Myingaba village

tour description

Meet your guide to visit Old Bagan. Pass the ruined walls of Tharabar Gate, the only surviving gate to Old Bagan, where in the niches you will see two statues of guardian 'nats' (spirits). Walk to Pitaka Taik, originally built as a library for Buddhist scriptures, before continuing to Thatbyinnyu, the tallest temple in Bagan and at over 61 metres, a truly impressive monument. Close by is Nat Htaung Kyaung, the only Hindu temple in the group. Opposite sits Nga Kywe Nadaung, dating from the 10th century. Its glazed green bricks are still very much visible, and as one of the oldest stupas in Bagan, it shows how Bagan architecture evolved over time. The final temple before you exit the city walls on the southern side is the 11th century Pahto Tha Mya, where natural light falls inside on a Buddha statue and some wonderful 11th frescoes. Reaching Mee Nyein Gon, make an easy ascent up to a platform on the temple for some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and pagodas. At times skirting the main road and other times following sections of it, we arrive Myingaba village; the centre for lacquer craftsmanship in Bagan. Here, there is a chance for refreshment at a local tea stall if needed, before visiting Manuha, a Mon period temple with a large reclining Buddha almost hidden away at the rear of the temple. Visit nearby Nanpaya before a short stroll brings you to a lacquerware workshop to see how Bagan's famous craft is made. Then transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Bagan half-day excursion
  • Enjoy an authentic fun horse cart ride
  • Shop some souvenir gifts at lacquerware workshop
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Bagan Zone Fee
  • Meals


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXBHBOFB

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