Highlights of Bagan
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- Enjoy a Bagan travel to visit some attractions in Salay, especially the Mount Popa.
- Take local experience when visiting the local people at their villages.
- Discover the ancient temples scattering around Bagan and learn about their history.
Let’s join us in the 3-day tour and explore Bagan, the mysterious ancientness hidden in the Golden Land of Myanmar. We will not miss chance to visit the highlighted pagodas where you feel as you are visiting the past, and the peaceful villages housing the friendly people.
Bagan – Salay – Mt.Popa – Bagan (L)
Following picking you up at your hotel, we drive along Ayeyarwaddy River to Salay (in around 1.5 hours). Stopping en route, you have chance to visit Chauk provincial local markets and see the daily activities of people here.
Continue the trip to the Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery, a must-see cultural heritage site in Salay. Located on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, the monastery is famous for spectacular wood carvings built in AD 1882.
We also visit the Salay U Pone Nya heritage museum named after U Pone Nya, a famuous writer during the time of the Myanmar Kings.
Continue the trip to 1518-meter-high Mount Popa. To reach the top, we need to remove shoes and socks before conquering 777 steps to the summit. You will feel interested by the mischievous monkeys expecting treats along the way.
Transfer back to Bagan. Overnight at the hotel.
Bagan Sightseeing (L)
After a nice breakfast at hotel, we enjoy a horse-cart trip to visit the Myingaba village. Visit the Gubyaukgyi Temple first to admire the fine stuccowork. Next is Nanpaya Temple which was built in Mon style particular with intricate stone carvings. The temple is believed to have once been King Manuha’s residence.
Following is an exploration to see the huge Buddha images in Manuha Pagoda. The Pyatsashwegu dated back to 11th century shows us the frescoes with ancient Mon captions on the interior walls. Stopping at Myazedi stupa, you will see the Myanmar’s “Rosetta Stone” on which inscriptions are written in four languages.
Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Bagan Sightseeing (L)
(Optional Choice: An early balloons ride at 5:30 is available for you to get a life time experience.)
Pick up the first lights of new day at Shwesandaw Pagoda. After breakfast at hotel, we take a sightseeing tour to the bustling local market and some important religious monuments in Bagan such as Shwezigon Pagoda and Kyansittha temple.
Htilominlo Pagoda is also a must-see attraction once travelling to Bagan. The pagoda is the last Burma style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes.Visiting the Taungphi village, you have chance to visit the old monasteries with the beautiful Khone Baung dynasty frescoes.
In the afternoon, discover the Ananda Temple, a white washed masterpiece of Mon architecture highlighted with 4 standing Buddha statues guarding the entrance. Another stop will be made for some amazing photos of the tallest temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple (61 meters).
Continue the trip to Mingalazedi pagoda. Built in the 13th century, it presents the the pinnacle of Burma pagoda architecture. The amazing sunset at Pyathatgyi Temple along Ayeyarwady River is a perfect ending for this tour.
After transfer back to your hotel, we will say goodbye. Contact us if you want us to companion with you in the next trip in Myanmar!
- All transfers & transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- Bagan Zone Fee 25USD
- Entrance Fees
- Horse cart
- English speaking guide (Other language guide on request)
- Government taxes and service charge
- Mineral water on coach
- Meals & drinks not mentioned
- Personal insurance
- Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
- Surcharges if any (increasing of fuel charges, admission fee, Christmas & New year with prior notice)
- Other services not mentioned in “inclusion”
Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery in Salay is closed on Monday, Tuesday and public holiday
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