Essential Bagan

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Afternoon / Morning

4 hours    English    Bagan

tour highlights

  • Visit the largest pentagonal-based stupa in Bagan
  • Explore the Payathonezu complex with its three interconnected shrines
  • Admire the fusion of Burmese and Indian architecture at Lemyethna Temple
  • Observe local villagers working in their typical daily life

tour details

An introductory tour to get a glimpse of magnificent Bagan. Visit some of the most important temples in Bagan, and learn about their unique architecture and spiritual importance along the way.

Why choose this tour?

  • A half-day introductory excursion to visit the beautiful temples with impressive architecture in Nyaung U
  • A glimpse of typical rural lifestyle in Minnanthu village

tour description

Start your tour with a visit to Dhammayazaka, built in 1196 and the largest pentagonal-based stupa in Bagan. Continue to Lemyethna Temple, topped by an Indian-style apex. Visit Tayoke Pyay and the Payathonezu Complex (if open), a set of three interconnected shrines linked by passages and adorned with Mahayana-style or Tantric mural paintings. Nearby is Nandamannya Temple with fine frescoes and an unexpectedly erotic mural. Wander through the village of Minnanthu to see how local people live. Return back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Bagan half-day excursion
  • Hop on a local horse cart for a fun experience
  • Inspiring photos opportunity of Bagan temples


  • 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: EXBHESBB

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