Get closer to a place of numerous national as well as local temples, churches and pagodas, especially the golden one – Shwedagon through this 2 day Bagan tour. It is hard not to be hypnotized by the magical landscape as well as the intricated architecture. During these 2 days in Bagan, experience the Burmese culture through Nyaung market, then discover the surrounding villages and get relaxed when traveling by boat on the Irrawaddy river. Bagan with full of exciting moments are waiting for you to explore.

Tour code:
2 day
Start/End: Your hotel in Bagan
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Type:  Sightseeing & Experience

• Soak into the vibrant atmosphere of Nyaung U market in Bagan
• Admire one of the world’s most glittering pagodas – Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
• Gaze out at the lacquerware workshop in Bagan to get knowledge about traditional techniques from craftsmen
• Get to know about the art and architecture of Bagan in famous temples such as Dhammayangyi temple, Htilominlo Temple, and Sulamuni Temple.
• Reward yourself on a Bagan boat tour to enjoy the tranquility and the fantastic sunset view.

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Day 1: Yangon – Bagan Temple Tour

Morning flight to Bagan. Start your Bagan trip with a visit to Nyang U Market, a unique market which allows tourists to explore Burmese culture through the locals’ daily life. Next, head to Shwezigon Pagoda, known as one of the most significant religious architecture in Myanmar, served as a prototype for later stupas built throughout the country and marked an important development in the relationship between traditional Burmese religion and Theravada Buddhism.

Boy in a vegetable shop with his mother in Nyang U Market

Boy with Thanaka in a vegetable shop with his mother in Nyang U Market

Continue to Khay Min Ga Temple to witness the breathtaking panoramic views of various surrounding monuments. Next up is Ananda Temple, a masterpiece in the incorporation of Myanmar and India architectural styles, the temple houses of four standing Buddhas, each faces a distinct direction. After lunch, take a look at a local lacquer ware workshop, where you can gain knowledge about traditional techniques of craftsmen and admire unique and beautiful products of this peaceful land.

Little monks in Ananda Pagoda

Little monks in Ananda Pagoda

In the afternoon, head to some other famous temples in Bagan such as Dhammayangyi Temple, Htilominlo Temple or Sularmuni Temple, since the 12th century, absolutely a spectacular place to take pictures. Today’s highlight is the sunset beauty from the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Then, transfer back to the hotel.

Majestic Htilominlo Temple

Majestic Htilominlo Temple

Day 2: Bagan & Villages

In addition to temples, our tour service provides a great overview of Bagan’s history, culture, and local lifestyles. Today see the real way of life for most Burmese people by visiting villages near Bagan to view the local lifestyle. Then you will experience Bagan from various perspectives as you explore the whole area by Pony cart which allows entering remote areas where cars are unable to do so. In the late afternoon transfer to the jetty where a private wooden river boat is waiting.

Monks waiting alms in Shwezigon Pagoda

Monks waiting for alms in Shwezigon Pagoda

Sitting under the shade or on the open-deck, you are able to be shown to fabulous views as you cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Shwezigon Pagoda. A private Myanmar boat tour on the river during sunset time will hopefully show you a marvelous sight. Relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Bagan.

Sunset over Irrawaddy River, Bagan

Sunset over Irrawaddy River, Bagan

What’s included?

  • Private car
  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fees & permit
  • Bottle of water

What’s excluded?

  • Bagan zone fee
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Other expenses