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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
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Bagan Day Tour to Popa Mountain and Salay
"Pick-up from your hotel in Bagan or Nyaung U at 8:00 am and then drive along Ayeyarwaddy River to Salay (approx. 1.5 hours). En route stop by the Chauk provincial local markets. This is a wonderful place to explore Myanmar culture and cheap shops a cultural heritage site in Salay situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. The Monastery is very famous for spectacular wood cravings built in AD 1882. Also it is the native town of the famous writer Salay U Pone Nya during the time of the Myanmar Kings. You will visit his heritage museum as well.Then stop at the Popa Mountain resort with panoramic views of the mountain. After some refreshment head t statues of which can be found at its base. To reach the top you need to remove shoes and socks and climb the 777 steps to the summit. Along the way there re a multitude of monkeys expecting treats. When the tour ends you will be transferred back to your hotel in the evening."""
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Mandalay Cultural Heritage Day Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel at 8am Mandalay city sightseeing tour. You visit starts with Manamuni Pagoda where the Mahamuni Buddha image is venerated. The Mahamuni Buddha Temple (also called the Mahamuni Pagoda) is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site. Ancient tradition refers to only five likenesses of the Buddha made during his lifetime; two were in India two in paradise and the fifth is the Mahamuni Buddha image in Myanmar. According to the legend the Buddha visited the Dhanyawadi city of Arakan in 554 B.C. After casting the Great Image the Buddha breathed upon it
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More Off The Beaten Path in Bagan

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a funfair!

It happened to be some local festival happening in New Bagan. When exploring around with our e-Bikes we got lost and we found the fun fair by chance... and what a great chance! One of the funniest...
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A day trip to Salay - best experience of Burma

Though there is a lot to see in Bagan (2500 temples...), we made a day-trip with a car to a place called Salay (36 km from Bagan) which is a more important religious centre for the Burmese than Bagan....
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Bagan Airport

As you can see Bagan airport is quite "kitschy" but I guess is Ok in context.Unlike Mandalay and Heho it actually has a shop where you can buy last minute souvenirs etc. I guess this is because it...
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Lay Myet Hnar temple.

Many people will include a visit to the Nagayon Guphaya in their itinerary of Bagan, and rightly so (see seperate tip), but if you travel just a couple of hundred yards further on you will come upon...
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I don't even know what they're called.

For me one of the greatest delights of the whole Bagan region is the ease with which you can find yourself totally alone, visiting small temples or groups of them with not another soul in sight.This...
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Mount Popa III

While the volcanic cone can be climbed by means of a path beginning at the monastery, it should be attempted only by the physically fit. The mountain rises about 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above the...
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Mount Popa II

Mount Popa, 1,518 meters (4,981 feet high, is located about 50 km (31 miles southeast of Bagan. It's a one hour car trip from Bagan village, or a fatiguing bus trip requiring transfers in Nyaung U and...
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Mount Popa I

In 442 B.C., a great earthquake roared through central Myanmar - and from out of the barren Myingyan plains rose Mount Popa. Volcanic ash on the mountain slope gradually became fertile soil, and the...
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Thatched Rooves

On the road to Bagan from Mandalay we passed by many small villages, some of them not more than five or six small huts and a livestock pen. What struck me about the villages was that most buildings...
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The local food market

Wandering around with our e-Bikes we found a small local food market. Of course, we had to explore it ;-)
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Top Hotels in Bagan

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Myatlay St., Bagan Myothit (East), Naratheinkha 10
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Old Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar
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Near Bagan Viewing Tower, Min Nanthu Village Nyaung Oo, Mandalay Division, Bagan, Myanmar
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Myat Lay Road, New Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar
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Nyaung Oo Township, Mandalay Division, Bagan, Myanmar
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Old Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar
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Top Things to Do in Bagan

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Ananda Temple

The stucco and other features of the temple were restored in the late 18th century in the Middle Konbaung Era style and on the temple's 900th anniversary in 1990, the temple spires were gilded. The...
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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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Dhammayangyi Pahto

This huge temple is visible from all Bagan, and is the largest temple in the site, it´s also known as the bad luck temple. It was built in the 12th century in the similar style of Ananda but it could...
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Gubyaukgyi temple

Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyi-in)Close to Wetkyi-in village, this 13th-century 'cave temple' has an Indian-style spire like the Mahabodhi Pagoda in Bagan. It is interesting for the fine frescoes of scenes...
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Sunset

When to go: I stayed in Nyaung U, the most distant of the three possible places to stay, but with just 5 km from Old Bagan still manageable. I always got up at 4:00, that leaves plenty of time to get...
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Gaw Daw Palin temple, Old Bagan

This large temple was built by King Nantaungmya in 1218. The temple is known to be the last Myanmar Style temple built in Bagan. The name is a misreading of the Pali word for 'Blessings of the Three...
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tremendopunto

"Bagan - the fabulous fairyland"
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planxty

"Historical wonderland."
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hydronetta

"The enchanting Bagan"
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"BAGAN MYANMAR (BURMA)"
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"Bagan - indescribable!!"
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