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Our Bagan Explorer Tour introduces you must-visit temples of Bagan, take you to visit the colourful Nyaung U Morning Market and observe the intricate process of making lacquer wares at a Lacquer Craft Workshop. You also have a opportunity to visit a traditional village in central Bagan, experience daily life of villagers and give some support to local community and education of the local children.
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Day 01: Bagan Arrival
This morning, meet our Asia Senses local guide at your hotel or Nyaung U Airport in case you catch early flight to Bagan.
Formerly known as Pagan, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world. Approximately 2,200 of the originally 4,400 temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan.
Start your archeological tour with Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine and Ananda Temple which is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpiece of the Mon architecture. Also known as the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples.
Next, we take a visit to Dhammayangyi Pagoda, the most massive structure in Bagan. This brickwork is perhaps the finest that can be found around Bagan.
In the afternoon, drive to Minnanthu Village which is located near central Bagan. On arrival, you will meet friendly and hospitality villagers who will take you around their village. It is a unique opportunity for us to observe their daily life: girls carrying water from the communal well, men are working in the fields with their ox, women rolling cigars to sell at the market and making woven bamboo picture frames, souvenir to sell to the visitors. We also take a visit to their houses. They are modest, traditional houses made of bamboo and leaves which is very popular in Myanmar’s countryside. Take a brief look of the house: the living quarter, bedroom, kitchen, bathing area, traditional weaving loom ect...
Afterwards, we will visit Tayokepyay Temple,Laymyatnar Temple, Nandaminnya and Payathonzu Temples which are located near the village. Enjoy the spectacular sunset while riding horse cart between the temples before returning to the hotel.
Start our sightseeing tour by visiting Nyaung U Morning Market which offers a colourful display of fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and textiles. Morning time is the best time to visit market, you would see it at its liveliest and ways of life of local people. Majority of the market area is occupied by souvenirs and antiques shops. You can find bronze statues of the ancient ladies of Bagan, old lacquer ware, paintings copied from the original frescoes in the Bagan temple, hand woven clothes and many more. (You’ll experience local lifestyles and the buzz of a marketplace). At the market, you will buy to your desire items to be donated to the children at a primary school with our own hands
Then proceed to a primary school – managed by government and the basic education school system in Myanmar consists of five years of primary, four years of lower secondary, and two years of upper secondary education. The trip is to support local community and education of the local children as well as for the us to observe local living and education of children. On arrival school, meet the monks, teachers and pupil who are learning at school. Observe and take photos as they study and play together. Every little thing given here is very much appreciated.
In the afternoon, we will visit a Lacquer Craft Workshop to discover the intricate process of making lacquer wares. Then continue to explore Manuha Temple, which was built in the Mon style in 1059 and followed by a visit to Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha.
Next, we drive to Myinkaba Village and visit Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a Mon-style temple renowned for well-preserved frescoes on its interior walls, the oldest original paintings to be found in Bagan.
In late afternoon, a visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of most Bagan tourist attractions and a perfect spot to enjoy a magnificent sunset, will conclude the day.
Free at leisure until our guide and driver transfer you to back the Nyaung U Airport for your onward flight. End of our Bagan Tour and we look forward to seeing you again in your next Myanmar (Burma) Tours with Asia Senses Travel.
Private Tour (02 Pax Up)
Tour Price Includes
02 hotel night accommodation.
Local English speaking guides.
Meals as mentioned.
Boat in Bagan.
All sightseeing as specified and entrance fees included.
Bottled drinking water per touring days.
Tour Price Excludes
Visas if required.
Other meals not mentioned in the program.
Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, etc.
Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
Any camera or video fees at any sites.
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