Historic Bagan Temple Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit Shwezigon, Bagan's most important reliquary shrine
  • Stop at Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple covered with beautiful frescoes
  • Stop at Nanpaya Temple, an amazing sandstone monument
  • View local life in action at Bagan's busy markets
  • Lacquer craftsmen workshop

tour details

Enjoy an invigorating day of sightseeing as you visit markets, temples, lacquer ware workshops and monuments throughout the great city of Bagan. Your day begins at the bustling market of Nyaung Oo, where you’ll see local life in action. You’ll continue on to some of the most important pagodas and temples, including Shwezigon. Then, you’ll visit Htilmonio, the last Bamar-style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes. Next is a stop at the Ananda Temple, regarded as a masterpiece of Mon-style architecture with its four giant standing Buddhas, before you continue to the tallest temple in town, Thatbyinnyu. After a brief stop, you’ll make your way to the Moe Moe Lacquerware factory to learn about this traditional art. Finish with visits to several more temples, including a UNESCO site.

tour description

Full day sightseeing tour, starting with a visit to the busy local market in Nyaung Oo. Continue with visits to a selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as Shwezigon, Bagan's most important reliquary shrine - look out for images of the 37 'nats' (spirits) housed in a small hall - and Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi-Inn village), a 'cave' temple with fine frescoes of the 'Jataka Tales'. Next stop is Htilominlo, the last Bamar-style temple built in Bagan, which boasts old murals and friezes. Your visit continues to Ananda Temple, a masterpiece of Mon-style architecture with four huge standing Buddha images and an adjacent brick monastery with well-preserved 18th century murals. Stop for a photo of Bagan's tallest temple: 61 metre-high Thatbyinnyu known as the 'temple of omniscience' and dating from 1144. Lunch at Ayeyarwaddy River Terrace Restaurant.
Next visit Moe Moe Lacquer ware workshop where you will learn how this delicate art is made. Sightseeing continues with visits to Manuha Temple, built in the Mon style in 1059; Nanpaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha, and Gubyaukgyi (Myingaba) under the protection of UNESCO and noted for its ancient mural paintings. Enjoy the sunset view at one of the monuments along the Ayeyarwady River

includes

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

excludes

  • Bagan Zone Fee

notes

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

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