Bagan Temples Cycling Excursion

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Afternoon / Morning

4 hours    English    Bagan

tour highlights

  • Gentle cycling ride on sandy track to observe local life passing through the villages
  • Exploring around and, in and out of the stunning ancient temples

tour details

Cycling is a really fun way to explore the delights of Bagan without being intrusive and to absorb its charm and serenity. On this trip, you are going to bike through some of the finest sceneries in all of Bagan. You can stop at as many or as few pagodas as you wish and the opportunities for taking amazing photographs is unlimited.

Why choose this tour?

  • Guided by a skillful biking expert
  • Gentle and easy cycling around the ancient temples in Bagan
  • Observing rural lifestyle and local cottage industries as you cycle through villages

tour description

Pick up and transfer to the starting point near Ananda Temple around 08:30 hours. Start biking to Ananda Temple ('bd km). Your first stop is at Dhammayangyi ('bc km), a massive temple dating from 1170 which is visible for kilometres around. This imposing structure is famous for its interlocking no mortar brickwork. Continue to Dhammayazaka (2 km) where you may choose to ascend the temple for a panoramic view. Re-join a paved road, turn left and if you wish, pause for refreshment at a restaurant ('bd km). Stop at Phwa Saw, a quintessentially Myanmar village of rattan houses, busy with bullock carts, zebu cattle and local craft industries. Proceed to Minnanthu monastic complex and village ('bd km). Here your ride offers uninterrupted views (no pylons) of Bagan's awesome monuments, acacia, toddy palm trees and wandering goats. Arrive at Sulamani (2 km) one of Bagan's most attractively constructed temples famous for its ornamental work and interior frescoes. This tour ends at a spot near Ananda Temple.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Bagan half-day excursion
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Mountain Bikes
  • 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.

    Route Condition:
  • 4½ hours moderate cycle ride; one third on a paved road and two thirds on a sandy track

Tour code: EXBHBTCB

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