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“Absolutely amazing”
Review of Bagan Temples

Bagan Temples
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Private City Day Tour of Bagan
Ranked #1 of 104 things to do in Bagan
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Owner description: An area of 42 sq km houses thousands of richly decorated pagodas & temples.
Recife, PE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Wonderful, wonderful set of temples. Incredibly evocative. Definitely worth a couple of days. Biking around can be fun (but also tiring in the hot season). Getting up for sunrise is definitely worth it, but stay until the sun actually rises - 85% of those who were there pre-dawn left before the sun actually came up and missed the balloons and the beautiful colors. Sunset is also very nice.

Visited January 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Lost in translation”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

so many many old temples in bagan , all very nice. The only negative thing i can say is that almost every temple there is some burmese trying to sell you something , which is anoying.

Visited January 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Very nice”
Reviewed January 28, 2013


Day 1 ,
Upon arrival at Yangon, check into your hotel. A uniformed host will invite you a welcome drink and collect your tour program from our tour guide. Overnight at kandawgyi palace hotel.
Day 2.
YANGON-MANDALAY-AMARAPURA- MANDALAY (by morning flight-6T401 ,06:20 -08:25)
After breakfast, take a morning flight to Mandalay; the last capital of Myanmar Kings. Upon arrival, proceed to Amarapura(the city of Immortal); visit the Mahagandayon monastery; famous for Buddhist learning centre. It is home to a thousand monks, who will from a procession as they to take their noon and final meal of the day. Amarapura was the capital of upper Burma until 1850.
As it was the custom, most of the important wooden palaces and monasteries were taken down and transported to the new capital in Mandalay. Apart from pagodas that have survived, the ancient art of silk and cotton weaving, using handlooms is very much alive and visit U Bein wooden bridge, over 150 years old, which is still in use. Overnight at Mandalay hill resort or Mandalay city hotel Hotel.
Day 3 .
.MANDALAY TO BAGAN (by morning flight air bagan w9205, 07: 40 ,08:10)
After breakfast, take a morning flight to Bagan ;bagan sightseeing starts with Nyaung Oo local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of real Myanmar stupa, built in 1087.Wetgyiin Gyubyaukgyi for its famous Jatakas mural painting, Htilominlo temple for its plaster carvings and famous Ananda temple with four standing Buddha Images. In the afternoon, visit the lacquer ware factory in New Bagan,Nan Phaya temple, Manuha temple, Myingaba Gyubyaukgyi temple, Shwegyugyi temple and Thabinnyu temple. And enjoy the sunset of Bagan from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at arthawka bagan Hotel.

Day 4 .
After breakfast, drive to Mt. Popa(appr.1 ½ hour). On the way visit some villages and watch the collection of juice from the toddy-palm trees, and its fermentation onto palm sugar, and producing of peanut oil for cooking from the ox mill going round.Upon arrival, visit Mt.Popa plug: Near the great extinct volcano, the solitary volanic crag of Mt.Popa is home to Myanmar's most powerful "Nats".
At the bottom visit the Nat Museum with its life-sized statues of the 37 Nats. Walk up 777 steps to the top with shady stairway, seeing many pilgrams along the way. Overnight at popa mountain resort .
Day 5 .
Mt; POPA- BAGAN (by car)- YANGON .( by evening flight; air mandalay 6T 342 , 17 :30 , 18:50 )
After breakfast drive to bagan (NYAUNG U) and take a evening flight to yangon . Over night at kandawgyi palace hotel in yangon.

Visited December 2012
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Morristown, New Jersey
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“Unbelievable scenery”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Temples of every size and shape are scattered all over the area. There are too many to visit so you have to pick the important ones and then eyeball the rest. Great opportunities to take pictures.

Visited January 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“An amazing place....see it from the air.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The 3,000 or so temples, pagodas, shrines and stupas scattered over the plain of Bagan are really spectacular and are a must-visit site on any trip to Myanmar. I especially enjoyed rambling around some of the smaller clusters of crumbling pagodas on the edge of the site. Here I was alone in a serene spiritual space.
The larger temples must also be visited. However, they swarm with tourists followed by touts and vendors which takes away much of the magic. Many of the bigger temples are being restored and I wonder if it might be best to leave them crumble.
Take the balloon trip and drift over the site at dawn. Wonderful light and shadows...and photos...together with a sense of space and scale. The balloon trip is expensive but very well worth it. A trip of a lifetime! See my review of 'Balloons over Bagan' under 'Activities'

Visited December 2012
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