Bagan Classic Adventure

4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1

Arrival in Nyaung Oo Airport

Meet and greet by our representative upon arrival in Nyaung Oo Airport. Guide Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Bagan Hotel.

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Day 2

Bagan City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, start your archeological tour with Ananda Temple, one of the most surviving masterpiece in Bagan, was said to have built in 1091 A.D by King Kyanzittha as modeled after the legendary Nandamula cave in the Himalaya mountains. Next, visit Dhammayangyi pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. The temple is a large square, single story, pyramidal temple with six monumental ascending exterior terraces. The brickwork is perhaps the finest that can be found around Bagan.

In the afternoon, visit the charming Minnanthu village, located near central Bagan, where you will get to meet open and friendly village people, welcoming you to their home. Their houses are modest in the traditional way of the Myanmar countryside, with an outdoor living area, used for sitting, entertaining, working, and sleeping. It offers a unique opportunity for visitors to see the women rolling cigars to sell at the market and making woven bamboo picture frames to sell to the visitors. Men also work hard, usually busy on the firms in the growing season and at their work area of the blacksmith and wheelwright in the less busy time out in the fields. Around this village, monuments of a later period such as Tayokepyay Temple, Laymyatnar Temple, Nandaminnya and Payathonzu temple than those in the central Bagan area group can be discovered. Enjoy the spectacular sunset while riding horse cart between the temples before returning to the hotel. Overnight in Bagan Hotel.

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Day 3

Bagan City Tour

After breakfast at hotel, start your day with a visit to the colorful Nyaung U market. Then proceed to Myinkaba Village to visit Gubyaukgyi Temple which is noted for its beautiful mural paintings on its inner walls and well-preserved plaster carvings on its exterior. Minkaba is a serene village, green and shady under huge lots of bamboo trees, well noted for its traditional lacquarware home industry, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. The craftsmen at lacquarware workshop welcome you to watch their production process. 

Photostop at a family run workshop and have friendly chat with the local artisans creating beautiful items. You will be tempted to buy at least one piece because of an absolute beauty of the items sold. Continue to a bamboo mapping workshop where villagers of Myikaba weave the plaited matting, which is widely used as the walls of houses all over Myanmar. The process of mapping is an intricate process: first splitting the bamboo into strands, and then neatly weave it into large squares. While strolling through the village lanes, you may see women and girls with earthen pots on their heads, carrying drinking water from communal well and water ponds, some in their wet longyi (sarong) wrapped around their beautiful body from the breast down, washing and bathing at the well. What a delight to see a traditional customs of a Burmese countryside! Visit some more interesting temples with fine mural paintings are nearby this village. Climb to the summit of one of the more serene temples to enjoy a panoramic scene of glorious Bagan against a stunning back-drop of the sun dropping into the distant hills. Return to hotel. Overnight in Bagan Hotel.

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Day 4

Departure Transfer

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Nyaung U airport for your onward flight.

 

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