The Ancient Temples of Bagan 2 days / 1 night

Bagan is the richest archaeology site in Asia. Founded in 849 AD, Bagan is famous for its more than 3,000 religious monuments, ancient pagodas and temples. Located on the east bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, these unique buildings and ruins constitute one of the Architectural Wonders of the World.
We are tour operators in Yangon We will create a spectacular Land Adventure. You’ll visit all the “must-see” temples including; Shwezigon Stupa, Ananda, Thatbyinnyu, Dhamayangyi, Sulamuni, Gawdawpalin and Gubyaukgyi.

Bagan Temple 1

Detailed Itinerary for the Ancient Temples of Bagan (1 Night / 2 Days)

Day 1: Yangon ( Meals: L / D)
You’ll disembark your cruiseship and board our air-conditioned Van for a short ride to the Yangon Airport. Our English Speaking guide will assist you with airport check-in. Your flight to Bagan is 80 minutes. On arrival in Bagan, you will begin your sightseeing adventure.

Domestic Airlines ( Air-Bagan ) 80 minutes  Bagan air

Bagan was one of the first capitals of an ancient Burmese empire and today is one of the world’s major heritage sites. With thousands of pagodas and temples dating back more than 1,500 years, ancient Bagan rivals the temples of Angkor and is one of Southeast Asia’s most memorable sights.
Upon arrival, you will begin your exploration with a visit to the Nyaung Oo market. View exotic wares and get a colorful introduction to the local way of life.

Visit Nyaung Oo Morning Market  –  30 minutes Nyaung Oo market
Next stop is the splendid, Shwezigon Pagoda; a paragon in the perfection of its architectural design. Its golden mass giving it an air of weight and stability, the Shwezigon derives its name from Jeyyabhumi, “Ground of Victory”. Two great kings noted for their patronage of the religion are associated with the Shwezigon: Anawrahta (1044-1077) and Kyansittha (1084-1113).
Visit Shwezigon Pagoda – 45 minutes Shwezigon Pagoda

After the Shwezigon Pagoda, visit the Gubyaukgyi Temple. This 13th century temple has a spire resembling the Mahabodhi Temple at Buddha. The Gubyaukgyi is noted for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the previous lives of the Buddha.  The ceiling of this temple features extensive wall paintings and the halls have enough light to view these clearly.

Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyi-in Temple) – 30 minutes Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyi-in Temple)

The next stop on your CruiseShip overland adventure will be at the Ananda Temple. One of the finest, largest and best preserved of the Bagan temples. Built in 1091 by Kyanzittha, the temple is said to represent the endless wisdom of the Buddha. The central square has sides of 53 metres (175 feet) and rises in terraces above the ground.

The Ananda suffered considerable damage in a strong earthquake and in 1979, a reconstruction project took place.

Annada Temple – 60 minutes Annada Temple

My Way Travel makes an incredible photo stop for you to capture images of the entire Bagan panorama.

Photo Stop – 10 minutes Bagan panorama

After your photo stop to take in the stunning panorama of the Bagan temple site, lunch awaits at the Bagan Viewing Tower.

Enjoy Lunch at Bagan Viewing Tower lunch at the Bagan Viewing Tower

After lunch, proceed to the Aureum Palace Hotel for check-in and approximately one hour of free time.

Aureum Palace Hotel Aureum Palace Hotel

Your afternoon will include a guided visit to a lacquer facility. In Myanmar, an adult Thit-si tree produces resin. To acquire the material, notches are sliced at the base of the trunk, on which one fixes small bamboo bowls. The sap of the lacquer tree has a very strong adhesive quality and a splendid brilliance. It adheres to many surfaces; bamboo, wood, metal and leather. It resists insects too.

Visit Lacquer ware Home industry – 45 minuteslacquer facility

Your journey continues to visit a local village for a glimpse into their everyday life.

Visit a local village to observe the Bagan people‘s way of life – 45 minutes village life

Next visit the Damayangyi Temple, one of the four most significant monuments of Bagan. The massive structure is similar in architecture to the Ananda Temple. Damayangyi Temple was built by King Narathu (1167-70), who was also known as Kalagya Min, the ‘king killed by Indians’. The temple is located 1 kilometer (.62 miles) southeast of the city walls towards Minnanthu.

Damayangyi Temple (the massive temple in Bagan) Damayangyi Temple, Bagan

To conclude the day, you’ll enjoy a short ride by local horse & cart to Sunset Temple  for sunset!

Travel by local horse cart to Sunset Temple and enjoy an amazing sunset – 15 minutes Sunset Temple

After a long and exciting day of viewing these amazing sites, return to your hotel and relax.

Myanmar Longyi Demonstration

Special Arrangement: We have arranged a special Myanmar Longyi Demonstration in your Hotel Lobby before dinner. Your guide will explain  “How to wear Myanmar Longyi“ which is a sheet of cloth that is worn around the waist extending down to the feet and is held in place by folding the fabric over without tying a knot. You will be provided a Myanmar Longyi as a complementary gift and you may keep the Longyi and wear it to the special Myanmar dinner at the hotel.

After dinner you’ll overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: BaganYangon (Meals: B)

After breakfast at your hotel and later, We transfer to the Nuang U airport for your morning flight back to Yangon. Subject to the scheduled flight time, there may be time in Yangon to visit the famous Scott Market, boasting the largest selection of handicrafts under one roof.
Enjoy free time for shopping at the famous Scott Market Scott Market
The Myanmar Overland Adventure ends with a transfer to Bo Aung Kyaw Port, where CruiseShip awaits.

Note: For this program, regularly scheduled air flights are used. Extensive walking and climbing stairs is required at the sites. Moderate weight clothing is recommended, with a sweater or jacket for cooler evenings and early mornings. Shorts, miniskirts and sleeveless tops are not appropriate for temple visits. Shoes have to be removed when entering religious sites. Restrooms at tourist sites are of local standard. Remember to bring a hat or scarf, sunglasses and your camera. You may want to carry cash for personal expenses as credit cards generally are not accepted in Myanmar. In cases where hotels or larger shops take major credit cards, they will do so at a high surcharge.

Travel Information
Driving Time:   Port to Yangon Airport – 30 minutes.
Yangon Airport to Port – 30 minutes.
Flying Time:      Yangon – Bagan – 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Aircraft Meals: Domestic Flights will serve snacks & drinks onboard.

Wheel Chair Access
Wheel Chairs are not available in Bagan. However, upon request with a minimum one week notice, My Way Travel can arrange a wheel chair in Bagan.

Walking Information in Bagan
Anada Temple:Sightseeing about 45 minutes. Shoes not permitted. (wheel chairs are possible).
Gubyaukgyi Wetkyi-inn Temple: Sightseeing about 30 minutes. Shoes not permitted. (wheel chairs not possible)
Archaeological Museum: Sightseeing about 45 minutes. Shoes permitted. Some stairs with no elevator.
Lacquer ware Industry: Sightseeing about 30 minutes. No stairs.
Damayangyi Temple: Sightseeing about 15 minutes. Shoes not permitted. 5 stairs at entrance.
Nyaung –Oo Morning market: Sightseeing about 45 minutes. No stairs.

Rest Room Information
Available at tour sites but are of local standard. “Tourist class” rest rooms are available at tourist class restaurants & hotels.

Shopping Information
At tour sites, you’ll discover many shops with handicrafts, Buddha related items and more.

Luxury Class: Hotel Aureum Bagan Resort   (www.aureumpalacehotel.com)

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What’s Includes:
Accommodations: Bagan (1 night) at the Aureum Palace Hotel – Jasmine OR Orchard Villa Category
Air – Fare: Yangon-Bagan, Bagan-Yangon as per itinerary.
Meals: Breakfast, 1 Lunch at Bagan Viewing Tower and 1 Dinner at the hotel.
Drinks: One glass of house wine OR One Bottle of local beer OR soft drinks will be provided with meals.Soft drink will be provided at sunset time.
Sightseeing: Bagan sightseeing as per itinerary.
Transportation: Transfers & All sightseeing with private air-conditioned motor coach with PA system.
Other services: Entrance fees in Bagan as per program. Experienced, English speaking guide, Horse cart  fees, Porter and all transfers as per itinerary.
Complimentary: Myanmar Longyi for men & women, drinking water, refreshments, tissues and small gift.
What’s Excludes:   Personal expenses, additional add-ons and upgrades, Travel insurance, extra beverages not specified above.