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Bagan: Full-Day Temple Tour

1. Bagan: Full-Day Temple Tour

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 Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine decorative exterior. Stop at Myazedi stupa to see Myanmar's "Rosetta Stone", bearing inscriptions written in four languages. Continue to Nanpaya Temple, with intricate stone carvings. See the four Buddha images in Manuha Pagoda. Transfer to jetty to board the local boat and enjoy a sunset boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River. Transfer back to your hotel.

From Mandalay: Private Transfer to Bagan

2. From Mandalay: Private Transfer to Bagan

Ensure a stress-free vacation from start to finish and book your Mandalay to Bagan transfer in advance. After getting picked up from your hotel in Mandalay in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, sit back and relax on the 4-hour ride to Bagan. Soak up views of the scenery along the way, including Tada-U and Myothar City. After around 2.5 hours, take a break in Myingyan before continuing onto your final destination. Upon arrival in Bagan, a UNESCO listed location, get dropped off directly at your new hotel.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 585 reviews

We were delighted by getting to know a little bit of Bagan: market, temples and traditions. Our guide (Nwe Ni Win) was very kind and savvy. She answered all of our questions and took the time to explain everything to ua. Moreover she showed us how people in Bagan used to live and how they have been changing over the time by personal experiences. Plus we ate in a really good traditional place!

Our guide Fr. Ni and driver earn top marks. The beauty of the country was brought closer to us in a polite and reserved manner. The information was told in the correct dosage and special requests were catered for. Perfect English rounded the whole thing off. We recommend .