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Top Things To Do & See in Bagan Tours

As the recorded document, there are many monuments in Bagan existed 1500 years ago and about ten thousands of them constructed on an area of 100km sq. However, many historical sites in Bagan have been badly damaged by climate. Nowadays, the maintain pagodas and ruins offer us one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. Whether you choose to take a Bagan trekking tour, temple tour or cycling tour, the ancient city of Myanmar will enchant your heart by its serene beauty, people, and architecture. Have a look at this the list of best things to do and see in Bagan tours below to have insight before planning your most memorable trip to Myanmar.

Visit the Temples of Bagan

Even if you have never been on a Bagan tour, you may see many photos of attractive Bagan old temples on TV or in magazines. And even if you have shaped all the attractions of Bagan in your mind, you still have to witness it at least once in your life. As soon as you take a Bagan tour, visit the old pagodas and temples is the first thing to experience. Some main temples visitors can visit in a Bagan day trip includes Ananda Phaya Temple is the best preserved and most intact; Dhammayan Gyi is one of the largest temples in the area and has the pyramid architecture; Besides, Shwesandaw takes you to the best place to watch the sunset and sunrise in Bagan. And many other temples are waiting for visitors to explore. The panoramic view of Bagan temples in Bagan tours

Behold Bagan from the Balloon

The former Bagan city attracts visitors by the beauty of hundreds of years old temples, but the best way to see and feel the beauty of this land is to use a balloon. Take a hot air balloon ride in Bagan tour to float over thousands of pagodas in the region is a fantastic experience. You will be overwhelmed by the thousands of temples here in the most comprehensive way. This will be the best experience of visitors to Myanmar. Marvel at Bagan scenery from the Balloon bagan trips

Travel Bagan by Local Transportations

The use of local transportation is one of the awesome things tourists should do in Bagan tour, in which horse carriages are the most popular transportation. Horse carriage not too fast, just slow enough so that visitors can enjoy the scenery here, peaceful space, and chat with local people.Travel Bagan by Local Transportations in Bagan tours

Enjoy Bagan Cuisine

Savor Bagan cuisine is another great thing to do in Bagan tour. The food in Bagan is much cheaper than other tourist destinations in Myanmar, the taste is well suited to visitors from many other countries. Savor Bagan cuisine in Bagan tours

Top 6 Best Bagan Temples & Pagodas – Fascinating Destinations To Come on Bagan Tours

All visitors go to Bagan wanting to see the time-honored works here. Each of the sanctuaries in Bagan has its own mark, so it is not fair to say which the temple or pagoda is the best when coming to Bagan. Below are the top attractions recommended by us for your best Bagan day trip.

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Bagan day trip to Shwesandaw Pagoda will introduce you about one of the highest pagodas in Bagan. Both considered being the most high-light place and the highest temple in Bagan for watching the dawn and sunset covering the ancient city of Bagan. The pagoda contains a series of five terraces, 4 sides, topped with a cylindrical stupa. However, each side has high steep stairs so it is very convenient for tourists to enjoy the scenery. Enjoy Bagan sunset at the Shwesandaw Pagoda in Bagan tours

Ananda Temple

Ananda is an ancient and famous temple, built in Bagan - the former capital of Myanmar that worth your visit in Bagan tour. Not only has Ananda Temple existed in a long historical process but also been considered the most important temple in Bagan, so it is well preserved by being repainted frequently and is the most intact temple today. If you have been on a Bagan day trip for the first time, you should never miss this destination to see the unique architecture. Probably this is why its population has such a brilliant beauty that goes away from all the visitors who have been attracted by the Temple. Ananda Temple symbolizes the limitless wisdom of Buddha and can not be ignored by any visitors on Bagan tours. Ananda temple in bagan trips

Dhammayangyi Temple

Well known as the widest temple in Bagan and built in a plan similar to that of Ananda Temple. The ancient people of Bagan, Myanmar had to use 6 million bricks to build the Dhammayangyi temple. It has a very different architecture than other works in this area that you almost have to witness once in your Bagan tour. It doesn’t have a pointed spire in the middle hanging a wind chime as usual that it looks like a pyramid. The temple was built under the reign of King Narathu for three years, and was left unfinished when the king was murdered so local residents often call this a "ghost temple". If you are adventurous, don't miss this pagoda in your Bagan day trip to witness the exotic images. The largest pagoda in Bagan - Dhammayangyi Temple in bagan day tours

Sulamani Temple

Sulamani Temple is another spot that you should not miss in your Bagan day trip. In addition to Sulamani, it also popular as “Precious Gem”. It is well-known as Bagan's "precious pearl in the crown". This one, built around the 12th century, is famous as a work, complete with elaborate bricks with delicate carvings. And nowadays, the Sulamani Temple is one of the most numerous surviving frescoes on the walls. The temple was quite strongly damaged and restored many times, through the renovation that the temple does not retain the sharp architectural lines but this is still a “hot” tourist attraction in Bagan tours. Sulamani Temple in Bagan tour itinerary

Shwezigon Pagoda

Among the thousands of sacred ancient pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar, Shwezigon – a renowned pagoda that is most attracted to tourists visiting Bagan with the ancient religious architecture and sanctuary of Myanmar. Obviously, your Bagan day trip will not miss an opportunity to transfer you to this impressive pagoda. Built in the 11th century, this is a model pagoda for temples built later in Myanmar. This pagoda, a Buddhist religious place, is believed to enshrine the forehead and collarbone of Gautama Buddha. For outstanding architecture, luxury and splendor, many Myanmar tourists comment that Shwezigon is similar to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Therefore, the charm of the pagoda will definitely captivate your soul whenever you visit it on your Bagan tour. Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan day trip

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Bagan Weather

Bagan has a tropical climate so the weather here is characterized by two major seasons: the rainy season and dry season. The months you’d better avoid going to Bagan is from March to May – sweltering months, and from June to October - when there is heavy rainfall. In addition, the remaining months also show the tropical climate here. Specifically, from January to February, the weather is quite cold so let's wear warm. The low season for tourism in Bagan is in July and August because of the rainy season.

Best Time To Visit Bagan

Therefore, the best time to travel to Bagan is from November the previous year to February next year. However, this is also the peak time for tourism in Myanmar, so you have to book everything from air tickets or train tickets to hotel accommodations to sightseeing tours. best time to visit bagan bagan tours

Bagan General Information

Location: Burma Center Language: Burmese Currency: Kyat Myanmar (MMK) Time Zone: GMT+6:30 International Dialing Code: +95 bagan travel map bagan tours

Bagan People, City & Culture

Bagan People

Most of the people in Bagan follow Buddhism, they are very nice, warm and friendly but have a little hesitation. Do not wear too revealing clothes if you want to get noticed. In places of worship, your legs and shoulders are carefully covered, you also have to take off your shoes, sock before going inside these places. In addition, Bagan is a country still quite strict with women and expressing feelings in public would become less sympathetic to the people here. bagan people bagan tours

Bagan City

Bagan was an ancient city, and its former name is Pagan. This area was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom from the 9th to 13th centuries in central Myanmar today. Currently, Bagan is one of the most concentrated Buddhism temples and pagodas places in the world. There were more than 10.000 Buddhist monuments built here, and there are only about 2,000 remaining monuments nowadays. These Buddhist works are the main reason to attract visitors to Myanmar. bagan city bagan tours

Bagan Culture

Myanmar culture is exceptional, from the language, the literature to daily living habits. In Myanmar, the main language is Burmese and it’s also the mother tongue of Burmese. The main and most popular religion of Burmese is Buddhism, so Burmese literature was heavily influenced by Buddhism. In addition, this country is regarded as the longest tradition of eating betel nuts and the most one in the world, from the elderly to children, even men, and women. bagan culture bagan tours

Bagan Travel Guides

Bagan Transportation

For the first time come here, you need to have the map immediately, some hotels will provide the map for the guest, or you can buy with MMK1k only price. Since you've got the map in hand, you can start exploring Bagan by a variety of means, such as taxis, horse cart, bicycle, electrical bike, and balloon. Bagan transportation bagan tours

Bagan Phone & Internet

Although the hotel and restaurant have Wi-Fi, the transmission speed is sluggish!