Bagan: Full-Day Temple Tour
- Duration: 10 hours
After hotel pick-up at 8:00 AM, drive to Nyaung Oo and stroll through the colorful local market. Visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, which is Bagan's most important reliquary shrine. Look out for images of the 37 nats (spirits) housed in a small hall. Continue to Gubyaukgyi, another cave temple with fine frescoes of the Jataka Tales. Next stop is Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes. Continue to Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with well-preserved murals. Make a photo stop at the tallest temple. Enjoy various kinds of food from Myanmar at lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, watch craftsmen make Bagan handicrafts at a lacquerware factory. Continue to Damayangyi, a temple famous for its mortar-less brickwork. Next, visit Sulamani, one of Bagan’s great two-storied Bamar style temples. Then, visit ...
Begin your tour at a colorful local market. Continue with a visit to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigone Pagoda, which was a prototype of the later Myanmar stupa, Wetkyi Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple. See the fine mural painting of Jataka scenes, Htilominlo, and Ananda four standing Buddha images. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the lacquer ware workshop. Visit Pyadatgyi, Manuha Temple, and Gu Pyauk Gyi Pagoda. In the evening, travel by horse cart to see the highest temple in Bagan Thatbyinnyu, the massive Dhammayangyi Temple, and Sulamani Temple. Complete your tour by viewing the sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Your day will begin with a morning pick-up from your Bagan hotel or accommodation, after which you will be transferred to Salay. A picturesque town, Salay has long been known as a key religious center in Myanmar. During your half-day experience, you will spend time exploring Salay’s numerous monasteries such as Yoke Son Kyaung, a wooden monastery which dates back to the 19th century. You can take the time to admire the monastery’s wealth of beautiful carvings, which depict typical court life of Salay’s rulers and scenes from the Indian Ramayana epic. Your tour will then continue your discovery of the town by taking a trip through the market and stopping to admire Salay’s many untouched colonial buildings. At the conclusion of your day, you will be transported back to your hotel in Bagan.
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