Discover the best of Bagan has to offer. Bagan is more than just temples; this excursion introduces you to Burmese culture, explores local neighborhoods to see craftsmen at work and takes you up the mighty Irrawaddy River to an unusual cave temple. Join us on this fascinating introduction to incredible Bagan, one of Asia's foremost archeological sites.
|Suitable For:||Family, Seniors, Children|
|Trip Theme:||Classic, Culture, History|
Your private local guide and driver will greet you at your hotel downtown Bagan to set for a full day of exploration around Bagan.
Todays journey begins with a visit to an elevated temple with spectacular views over the surrounding plains. This is the perfect introduction to the grandeur and scope of Bagan’s architecture before we heading to the Ananda Temple, one of the most revered temples in Bagan.
Afterwards we will go to Myinkaba Village and visit the Gubyaukgyi Temple which is noted for its beautiful mural paintings on its inner walls and well-preserved plaster carvings on its exterior. Nearby is Manuha Temple and Nan Paya Temple, two smaller temples with nice Buddha statues and stone work.
Visit two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products: lacquer ware and wood crafts and get the first taste of local culture. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items.
It’s time for a break with lunch at a local restaurant and some time to relax.
After lunch and a short break, you will board a private river boat and set off upriver toward Kyauk Gu U Min. Cruising throughout the Irrawaddy river you will be treated to fabulous scenes of life on the water: fishermen, local ferry boats, riverside villages and views of the Bagan temples. We will stop at Sae Lan village and go ashore for a short walk around. Sae Lan is a typical village of the riverside along the Irrawaddy. The friendly people work as farmers and fishermen, living a simple but happy life.
Continue by boat to Kyauk Gu U Min on the eastern side of the river where a five to ten minute walk takes us to the temple. This beautiful temple has exquisite stone carvings depicting religious figures and flowers on the door. The temple itself is built against the side of cliff, so behind the main hall of the temple you can enter a cave. Inside the cave there are several small niches where individuals can practice meditation. Legend states that the cave was built during the 13th century for the locals to hide from the invading Mongols.
After your exploration of Kyauk Gu U Min, returning to the boat for a relaxing cruise back to Bagan (around 1 hour). Transfer back to your hotel upon reaching Bagan.
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Children under 12 yrs: discounted price as mentioned below
|From Date||To Date||Duration||4 Person||3 Person||2 Person||1 Person|
|01 Jul 2015||30 Sep 2017||1 day|
Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice