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“what else but to visit temples and pagodas in Bagan??”
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 107 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 December 27, 2013

really more archaeological visit than a religious one.
lotsa stories behind each one, best to go with a guide.

Be prepared to dirty your feet (seriously), coz all visits are barefooted. the places are just filthy with sand and dirt. But they are dry, which makes it more bearable.
Ladies- dun wear your fancy shoes!
Also dun wear any socks with covered shoes. Will be totally disgusting and troublesome to take off.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

You can have thousands of pagodas just to yourself !
Apart from that 5 or 6 more popular pagodas or temples, the rest are almost without tourists. For avid photographers you can have all the time in the world to yourself looking for the best angle and spots to shoot to your hearts' content among the lesser known pagodas.
No peddler boys or girls sticking to you. You are practically alone among the smaller pagodas.which have their own charm and luster.

Hiring a bicycle or engined-cycle are the 2 best ways to see the pagodas if you have the time( at least 2 or 3 days ). Otherwise hire a horsecart to take you around the temples and pagodas
( 2 days should be able to cover most of the frequently visited pagodas and temples)

Other than the pagodas, you can also visit a local market and a village. Just ask any horsecart man and they will be able to take you to these 2 "non-pagodas" places.

If you can only see one, either a sunrise or a sunset. I recommend ypu go for the sunrise. The sight is simply spectacular and awesome with hot air balloons dotting the background in dawn.

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

The temples and pagodas are awesome, just walking among them, through the tall grass, is an other-worldly experience. They are so many and varied, that several days isn't enough time here for one who really is into this scene. Leave time to soak it up, have a guide who knows and can explain.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We thought the 3000 temples at Bagan as impactful, though different, from Angkor Wat.. and significantly less touristy- as yet!!! Of all the places we visited in Myanmar, Bagan was the best by far. Strongly recommend staying for 3 days to give enough time to explore by bike, balloon or horse cart.
Also well worth investing in a Balloons over Bagan trip at sunrise - this was the most memorable part of our whole 3 week trip. Ideally on Day 1 to give you an impression of the scale of the temple area.
We were told that the best time to visit is early in the dry season Oct-Dec as the countryside is still lovely & green post rains. The major festivities are particularly special i.e. The Thadingyut Festival of Lights (Full moon October), The Ta-Zaung-Dine Light & Shwezigon Festival (full moon November) and Ananda Pagoda Festival (9 days prior to full moon January).

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

You are not ready for this. You can read about it and you can see pictures, but until you see it in person, you are not ready for this. I have never seen sooooo many temples, in one place, as far as the eye can see, as Bagan. You can see both the sunset and sunrise from a couple of the temples, and both are impressive to see. But to see the sunrise...is truly awesome. Its like seeing God, and I am not a religious person.

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