Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the Yangon airport for a domestic flight to BAGAN
. Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide and driver then transferred to the hotel for check in (if the room availability allows). Bagan is an ancient city in central Myanmar (Burma) where more than 2,000 Buddhist stupas and temples were constructed by its rulers from 11th to 13th centuries.
After the refreshment at the hotel, start our Bagan cycling tour today, beginning with a visit to the colorful Nyaung U Market
where locals gather each day to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Morning time is the best time to visit market, as you would see it at its liveliest and ways of life of local people. Then we visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda
, one of most important pagodas in Bagan.
Continue to nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi
, a cave temple with its unique architecture shows Indian influence and the elegant Htilomilo Temple, a large majestic structure towering 46 meters high with fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Return to the hotel to avoid midday heat and relax.
In the afternoon, we begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer-ware workshop
where you can observe the intricate process of making traditional lacquer wares, from cutting bamboo into strips, and carefully build up mixtures of thit-see resin with clay and ash, finally it will be polished with the ash of fossil wood. Afterward, these items will be undergone the process of etching or painting by hand.
Then continue to the Ananda Temple
, an architectural masterpiece and be considered to be one of the most beautiful of the Mon architecture. Built in the early Mon-style, the temple contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed.
Later, we ride past Thatbyinnyu
, the tallest temples of all monuments in Bagan which is 61m high overlooking the Bagan scene, onto the enormous Dhammayangyi Temple
, the largest temple at Bagan with more than 225 feet each sides. Enjoy magnificent sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of the Sulamani Temple
Overnight in Bagan.