Historic Bagan Temple Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Explore the small local market at Nyaung Oo
  • Visit some of the famous temples in Bagan and learn about their inspiring architectures
  • Visit Lacquer workshop and observe the detailed works of the experienced craftsmen

tour details

Enjoy an invigorating day of sightseeing as you visit markets, temples, lacquer ware workshops and monuments throughout the great city of Bagan.

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


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


  • Bagan Zone Fee


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

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