Exploring Bagan Rural Village Life

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Exploring the village life in Bagan
  • Observe how the villager make wooden slippers, Pone yay gyi (soya paste), and cooking pots
  • Chat with the kids in typical Burmese hair style which can be seen only in this village

tour details

Experience the different ways of life in Myanmar’s country side. You will see people making wooden slippers for their living and how the famous Bagan Pone Yay Gyi (Soya paste) is made in the Sel Village. Next visit to a quiet village where people make cooking pots in traditional way. The village is lively with cows, pigs and dogs and smiley people. Another one is famous for the children’s hairstyle (Yaung Pay Sue) which is the old traditional hairstyle of kids in centuries ago. They keep the top hair in a knot. This tour will give you to learn the village life in general, see how simply these people live and yet how happy they appear to be. Discover a real sense of community spirit in the villages. On the way back visit the cave temple and take a private boat to Bagan along the Ayeyarwaddy River.

tour description

Pick up from your hotel and we drive out into the country side. The road leads through stunning land scenery, where depending on season peanuts, sesame, soya beans and other crops are planted. Each field is protected by palm trees which give shade to the farmers and which protect the fields from the wind.
Stop in Sel Village and enjoy a walk through this wonderful quiet place. Wooden slippers are also produced here - people use them for showering or working in the fields. Many people here produce Soya Paste, a welcome ingredient to make a tasteful dinner. From Sel, we continue driving to Nga Thayouk village. Walk through this village and amongst many interesting things you can see families making cooking pots. Wooden slippers are also produced here - people use them for showering or working in the fields.
Meet with the vehicle at Shwe let Pyan monastery.
The next village is famous for the children's hairstyle which is the same like centuries ago where the top hair is not cut and kept in a knot. Children up to teenager age keep this style under the supervision of the head monk of the village. Walk through this village and talk to the head master of the school and learn about village life in general.
Picnic lunch will be taken in the monastery.
In the afternoon, drive one hour back to Kyauk Ku U Min Temple and visit. Then, take (approx. one hour) a private boat to Bagan along the Ayeyarwaddy River.


  • Transportation in A/C vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Boat to Kyauk Gu Umin
  • Lunch box
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-16 April
    Tour code: NYUDBRVL

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