Things to see in Bagan

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Bagan.
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  • At sunset, all tourists seek a place to watch the wonderful spectacle of the temples of Bagan. Who knows better than the drivers of all the wagons of horses on the way? It's the best way to visit Bagan. It is difficult to imagine wh...
  • Mount Popa is close to the village of Kyauk Padaung, in the national park that has its name and 50 km from Bagan. Mount Popa has a monastery that takes the place of an extinct volcano. We got there on a day trip from Bagan. The best...
  • This pagoda is the prototype of Burmese pagoda, with a bell-shaped stupa that is painted gold. It reminds me of the Shwedagon Pagoda but its proportions are smaller. It is an important pilgrimage center. Inside one can see monks pra...
  • Bagan has an older area where almost all of the city's temples are located, most of which date from the 11th and 12th centuries. A few years ago the government decided to move the inhabitants of this "city monument" and create a new...
  • Renting a horse drawn carriage is a very cheap option in Bagan if you do not want to go cycling on the roads of Old Bagan (the area where there are thetemples of Bagan). The price is negotiable, but you could hire the cart for 4,50...
  • Dhammayangyi Temple is the largest temple in Old Bagan. It was built by the King Narathu in the 12th century. Its structure is similar to the Ananda Temple. You can't climb the exterior of the temple, but it's worth observing, at le...
  • Among the eight people in our group, we all decided to hire a taxi to take us on a day trip to the Old Bagan. One of the first places where we went was this small monastery that's near the tiny village of Taung Be. The building is m...
  • This small pagoda dates from about 162 AD. Supposedly Bupaya is the oldest building in Bagan, built by Thamuddarit, the founder of Bagan. Bupaya means gourd-shaped pagoda. It's an ideal vantage point with river views. Despite being ...
  • The quickest and easiest option to tour Old Bagan (the temples of Bagan area) is to hire a taxi for the day. There is probably a monopoly of taxis in Bagan because the prices are very stable and very expensive. It was almost impossi...
  • It's interesting to rent bikes one day to sight-see around Old Bagan. Renting a bike allows you to move freely and independently and you'll discover more places than with a guide. Bicycles can be rented in many places, with the chea...
  • The Bagan river is very nice, as can be seen from different locations in Bagan. One option you can choose is to travel in a small motorboat between the Jetty port of Nyaung U in the main part of Bagan, and the XXX stupa within the O...
  • The construction of this temple, in Old Bagan, began in the 11th century by King Narapatisithu, and was finished by his son Htilominio. It's one of the largest temples in Old Bagan. This temple was built in a more modern style. It h...
  • The temple is situated between "Old Bagan" and "Nyaung Oo". It was built in about the year 1218. It consists of a two-story building sourrounded by a wall, with terraces that decrease in size. Legend has it that the king had to choo...
  • The 17 o'clock. It's the official time for "caneball" in Myanmar. At this time the sun's heat is less strong and young people gather on the streets to play a game of caneball or simple have a quick go. It's easy to join them for pa...
  • The Blue Sea is a shop on Nyaung's main street and is quite unique. You can find kitchen items which are of a quality rarely found in Myanmar. But the most interesting thing about this store is that you can buy train tickets, with $...
  • In Bagan are two completely different areas, Old Bagan (Old Bagan) and Nyaung Oo (new Bagan,) separated by the Ayeyarwady river. Bagan was built in an enormous number of magnificent buildings, but the city was never rebuilt after it...
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