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Review of Bagan Temples

Bagan Temples
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$53.00*
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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.
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Far too many temples to see but don't be bullied into joining a group, use a good local guide and visit early in the morning and late afteroon. The 'sunset' tours are not up to much, crowded and too much pollution for clear views

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I was so grateful I had a horse and cart to myself (plus driver) as we could wander around and stop wherever I wanted a photo. Spent two days wandering around there is so much to see and feel. Lots and lots of bicycles which is preferable to doing it all on foot as it gets pretty hot.

1  Thank Marylou P
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Amazing temple complex. Would recommend the horse and cart option to take you around as they are very spread out and in the heat the cycling would become difficult. Go to the big step temple for the sunset (really famous). You will be required to show the $10 government fee receipt only when going to the big step temple for the sunset

1  Thank Stephen E
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The scale of Bagan's temples is truly amazing. There are hundreds. We spent 3 days in the area, hired push bikes to make our own way and see what we wanted to see. Amazing to think that they were built so long ago. Some of the restoration is a little clumsy but take the time to climb to the top (where you're allowed) of the temples and just wonder at the views... temples to the east, west, north and south. Wow.

1  Thank Gemma H
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We spent three days in the area and two days rode bikes all around (watch out for thorns=flat tires) stopping at the temples as we chose. The middle day we had a guide. We really enjoyed it and didn't feel rushed. Take your time to look at the architecture and craftsmanship. Incredible these were built so long ago and yes, I'm aware there's been some government-assistance, but the paintings and murals inside are spectacular.

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