Bagan Essential Temples Full Day Tour
Capture the essence of Myanmar at the most famous temples
- Witness local life in Nyaung Oo Market
- Visit the iconic Shwezigon Pagoda and Kyansittha Umin tunnel
- Feast your eyes on the murals within Wetkyi-In-Gubyaukgyi 'cave temple'
- Step into the halls of Htilominlo and see its plaster carvings
- Observe the process of making lacquerware at a local workshop
- Cross the Tharabar Gate, the main gateway to ancient Bagan, and explore Ananda and Thatbyinnyu temples
- End the day with a fantastic sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda
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What to expect
Travelers hoping to truly immerse themselves in the cultural wonders of Myanmar will find what they're looking for in this full day guided tour of Bagan's top sights. This exploration of the most famed temples and cultural locations in the city will show you the most significant points in the area. The day begins with a convenient pick up right from your hotel before scooting off to Nyaung Oo Market for a taste of local color. Next, journey within the Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the prototypes of Myanmar's more recent form stupas, before delving into Kyansitta Umin, a tunnel of mural paintings that harken back to early Myanmar. At Wetkyi-in-Gubyaukgyi temple, you'll experience more of these fascinating murals of Jataka Scenes, before heading to Htilominlo, known for its incredible plaster carvings and as one of the largest temples in Bagan. After lunch, you'll observe the making of lacquerware, one of Bagan's thriving cultural industries, at a Lacquerware Workshop. Continue your day of ancient sights at the Ananda Temple, dating all the way back to 1090 AD and contains four massive, standing Buddha Images. Enter ancient Bagan city through Tharabar Gate, before a stop at That Byinnyu Temple, where you'll discover how the architecture transitioned from the Mon period to the newer style. At the end of the day, you'll be able to see a spectacular sunset view at the perfect vantage point of the Shwesandaw Pagoda, a graceful, pyramid-style pagoda that promises a panoramic view of Bagan. After your adventures, you will be dropped off back at your hotel, full of new knowledge.