Immerse yourself in Bagan's rich cultural and religious practices with this half-day exploration of the ancient city's temples and pagodas. Formerly known as Myanmar's previous royal capital, Bagan is filled with fascinating stories and fun trivia that will satisfy the curiosity of any traveler! In the morning, get picked up at your hotel/accommodation in the city, then proceed to Shwezigon Pagoda, with a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples and shrines. You'll then make your way to the remaining four temples in Bagan: Ananda Temple, considered a masterpiece of the Mon architecture, Dhammayangyi Temple, the biggest temple in all of Bagan, Htilominlo Temple, with intricately-carved stuccos outside and beautiful murals inside, and Thatbyinnyu Temple, an asymmetrical, cross-shaped temple. As you explore these four sites, you'll learn about the history behind each temple, stupa, and pagoda from your English-speaking guide. Your last stop for the day is Shwesandaw Pagoda, a stunning building with five different terraces and a circular stupa topped with a bejeweled umbrella. Explore the pagoda and check out the sacred hairs of Gautama Buddha, which were obtained from Thaton, before you pack up and get dropped off back at your accommodation.