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Bagan Temples and Nature Day Trip with Lunch
"Our professional English speaking guide will collect you from your hotel in Bagan around 8:30am and head to Shwesandaw Pagoda. Shewsandaw means golden holy hair and is a graceful white pyramid-style pagoda. This is the most popular sunrise and sunset vie we visit Shwezigon Pagoda a circular pagoda fully covered with gold leaf coating. We walk around the outside of this bell shaped pagoda and take some beautiful photos. A delicious lunch will be served at local restaurant with Myanmar cuisine to get some different taste.Af we proceed to Nyaung Hla Village (around 30 minute drive) which is the roost location for the giant flying fox (Pteropus giganteus). We will explore this spectacular colony (the river and bat colony) and there are more bats in the rainy season. We observe these bats but please do not disturb them by clapping or we will return to Bagan and visit Lawkananda Wildlife Sanctuary
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Amazing Bagan Temples Day Tour
"Our driver will collect you from your hotel in Bagan city area around 8am and head to a local market. You can see the real life of Burmese people buying their daily produce meats and fish. Take some photos and enjoy the local atmosphere here before move on to Shwezigone Pagoda.Shwezigone Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist Pagodas in Bagan. It is a solid cylindrical structure resting on three square terraces and a prototype of Myanmar stupas. Then we will visit Gu Byauk Gyi Pagoda with a beautiful mural paintings about life of Buddha inside of the temple. Please note that no photography is allowed inside.We proceed to Ananda Temple one of Bagan’s best known and beautiful temple. We will walk around this temple to see this stunning architecture and amazing wall paintings. Inside the temple you will see four Buddha made of solid teak wood adorned with gold leaf. Next
From $83.00
 
Private City Day Tour of Bagan
"The day starts with a pick up from your centrally located hotel in Bagan a spectacular landscape stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Although human habitation at Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian era Bagan only entered its golden period with the conquest of Thaton in 1057 AD.The Bagan Archaeological Zone is a must visit on any trip to Myanmar and on this experience you will be led by our professional guide to some of this highlights. Visit th the stupa's graceful bell shape became a prototype for virtually all later stupas over Myanmar. Follow on to Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn originally built in the early 13th Century and repaired in 1468. Be amazed by the colorful paintings depicting the previous life of Buddha and the distinguished architecture making this temple an interesting site for a visit. The Ananda Pahto is largest
From $58.00

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The Burmese Gestapo

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Ferry Boats

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The Golden Land

See what I mean... It's guilding guilding everywhere...I think if the Chinese government would see the plethora of gold that abounds in Burma, they would stop and say... "Hey wait a minute... You guys...
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Kyaik-khauk Paya

Along the way to Kyauktan, you will pass the attractive Kyaik-Khauk Paya, which is said to contain two hairs of the Buddha. This stupa is located a couple of kilometers outside the small town of...
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Money Well Spent

Well by the looks of the place, I'd say the dollar that I somewhat voluntarily donated at least went to a good cause. Quite the attactive array of temples and shrines out here in the middle of the...
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Feed the Fish...

For reasons that are unknown to the author of this page, it is quite popular to by a bag of fish food, and head to the north side of the island to feed the many catfish that are circling about in the...
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Getting there.... the Easy way...

Now, I would like to report that it was quite the arduous trek to make it out to the sacred legendary mid-river Paya...Alas, it is not true. While I am sure that if you tried to navigate local buses...
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Heading to the Delta...

To head out towards the mid river paya, first one must cross the Bago river, and then head towards Thanlyin, which is the first stop along the way. This used to involve a ferry ride across the river,...
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Yele Paya

Once you reach the river, which is about 12 KM's past the Kyaik-Khauk Paya you will see the Yele Paya looming large on a small river island, about half way across the wide river....
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Shwezigon Paya

As you wander around, you see various shrines and tazaungs (halls) around the pagoda compound. In one of these you will find brightly coloured figures of Siddhartha Gautama (who became the historical...
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