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One of Burma's former capitals, Bagan is also known as Pagan.
Excursions to Bagan
The skipper and our team will give a brief security briefing and a wholesome buffet lunch will be provided on the top decks. In the morning at 10 am we are offering you a unique chance to live the rural way of life by exploring a traditional Myanmar town, Lekkapin, on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy from Mandalay to Bagan.
Situated in Myint Mu county in the city of sagaing, this enchanting little town is home to about 1000 Buddhist population. Ethnic populations there make their living from hattering and farming. They are all welcome in the community of Lekkapin by the kind, happy and kind folk, like the local Myanmarese, and this is really a very special opportunity for you to see the easy way of living in Myanmar.
Experience the soft ripples of Mother Ayeyarwaddy and savour the happiness of living, you will find that the people of Myanmar dress their tradition, Longgyi, for everyday use and some oddly coloured motives as make-up on our face, Thanatkha. This is the important part of our everyday lives and we would like to show you the different ways of using Thanatkha, our conventional make-up.
Everybody is welcome to join us after luncheon on the top decks and try Longyi and Thanatkha, we will be arriving in Bagan around 5pm and enjoying the stunning sundown with your hosts, your hosts and your mates.
Temple of Bagan (Pagan) Information
Located on the Bagan plain (sometimes also called Pagan), the thousand and a half thousand shrines are the most striking testimony to the spiritual dedication of the tribe - and the sovereigns - over the years. It connects to one of the wealthiest archeological places in Asia and offers a view like nowhere else in the world.
It is one of the beauty of staying in what is now the official Bagan Archaeological Zone (which also includes four major settlements), that after paying the entrance fees of K25,000 you have the liberty to discover this huge and intriguing area on your own - the entrance card is worth three day.
In general, Bagan is more tourist and perhaps less of "real Myanmar" than other parts of the land, but despite the apparent point-of-sale tactics, such as the many kids sellin' hand-drawn cards, you will hardly ever feel the hardship of the sale - and the natives will stay warmer and friendlier. From 9 to 13 century Bagan was the capitol of the kingdom of Pagan.
During this time of domination, as the town and the empire increased in importance and importance, over 10,000 temple were constructed on the plain around the capitol next to the Irrawaddy River. Several hundred additional shrines were added between the thirteenth and twentieth century, but the major earthquakes over the years have left only 3,800 memorials of various sizes and condition.
In fact, over the last 500 years many of the present churches have been restored - a progress that has produced a mixture of results to date. Bagan is said not to have achieved UNESCO World Heritage designation due to the government's insensitivity to the" updates" in the 1990s (including a course and a new watchtower ), although it is being reconsidered.
However, the area is large enough and there is so much to see that none of it prevents the Temple of Bagan from seeing a marvel. Each of the over 2,200 monasteries, Stupa and Pagoda has its own unparalleled history to tell, and the interior of many can be discovered at will.
Please be aware that from November 2017 it will be forbidden to climb any temple; a full listing of specially constructed observation decks can be found further down this page under'Individual temple and sightseeing'. It is the most dramatic period to see the temple when the rising and setting daylight is dramatic.
In 2016, the great Bagan tremor wreaked havoc on some of the churches, but the irony is that much of it was due to more recent extensions to old buildings. Many believe that the tremor could promote a more vulnerable trend in Bagan, and most monasteries are free to explore.
You have several possibilities to discover the plain: The plains are too large to be explored on foot, but you can reach most of them by cycling.
Nearly all of them have them for rent, as do various eateries and stores in the popular'Restaurant Row' in Nyaung U. The prices are usually around K 2000 per night. It is possible to rent an electrocycle for approx. K8000 per days - but in the shallow flats of Bagan the benefits compared to a cycle are minimum.
No motorcycles are permitted for tourist use in Bagan. Take a sightseeing trip with your own horses and wagons. It is the favorite of many and certainly the most romantically way to see the temple. The majority of riders speaks at least a little English (it is recommended to check before you arrange the price), and will of course know good itineraries around the temple and some concealed gemstones.
The price ranges from K15,000 to K25,000 per night, according to the time of year and the place where you rent the horses and wagon (New Bagan tends to be more expensive). A ballooning to the skies is the most exciting and dramatic way to see the temple.
They are US$285 per capita and provide a spectacular panoramic views of the plains and the temple. You can also make reservations here, especially during the seasons like Christmas and New Year (the Bagan balloons run from October to April). Two or more nights and the use of different means of transportation can be the best way to discover the area.
When you see the high points with horses and chariots or balloons, a cycling tour can be the perfect way to find the special temple you liked. They are inexpensive (usually no more than K500), but Trishaw's can only be used for shorter journeys in cities, and pick-ups only run along the highway from Nyaung U to Old Bagan and on to New Bagan.
For Bagan itineraries and other activites, please select from the wish list on the right side bar at the top of this page. There are also many trips through Myanmar, including Bagan - learn more here. The best way for most poeple to see a temple, walk with a leader, get help from a kind native or just begin to explore it.
At the end of December until the beginning of January there is a big celebration celebrating the local farmers' life; the local people come from the nearby towns in their adorned ox cart and camping in the flat. Myoe Daung Monastery made of tea wood and the Tharabar Gate in Old Bagan.
Impressive, reddish bricked Dhammayangyi-Tempel, which occupies the biggest area of all of Bagan's churches. That Byin Nyu Tempel, the highest memorial on the plains. Lookout hill and decks are situated at Ko Mauk Lake, Oh Htein Kone, Nyaung Lat Phat Kan and Sulamani Kone. The Shwezigon in Nyaung U is, of all the Bagan holdfasts, a typical Myanmar sanctuary group.
These, like the other couples in and around Nyaung U, usually draw the largest masses of tourists. Away from the cities, however, off the well-trodden paths, the most enjoyable to explore; the coupe gardens further eastwards on the shores of Nyaung U's Irrawaddy are just one example.
You will find open sanctuaries with beautiful interior spaces and magnificent riverside vistas - and few other people. A complete listing of the venues and details can be found at Bagan.travelmyanmar. net and for the venues and venues of the Bagan International Bagan Festivities visit our schedule. A larger collection of pictures from Bagan can be found in our Flickr picture gallery and for a great look at the temple, watch this YouTube film.
For a little more backdrop and historical information when in Bagan, and to see an amazing artefact museum from the area, you can go to the Bagan Archaeological Museum (located on the major street near the banks of the Old Bagan riverbank; entrance fee $5).
Overnight accommodations are available in the cities of Bagan.