Bagan is an ancient city in central Myanmar, southwest of Mandalay, standing on the eastern banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is known for the Bagan Archaeological Area where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments tower over green plains. The riverside Bagan Archaeological Museum exhibits sacred artifacts.
Shwezigon Pagoda also wet along the meandering Ayeyarwaddy River is a gilded temple dating back to the 11th century. Between the museum and the pagoda, Htilominlo Temple rises dramatically above the trees, while red-stone Sulamuni Temple contains painted Buddha statues. New Bagan and Nyaung U are modern settlements close to the monuments.
You can visit to Anada Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Manuha Temple, Gawdaw Palin, Shwegugyi and etc; Dhammayangyi Temple (the largest temple on the plains of Bagan, from a distance it resembles the early step pyramids of Egypt).
Shwesandaw Pagoda, you will see one of the most beautiful sunsets on earth. But it is crowded and climbing the steep stairs.
Buu Paya is beside of the Ayeyarwaddy River. You can see beautiful sunset in evening, floating on the Ayeyarwaddy by boat.
Southeast of Bagan, Mt Popa National Park is an extinct volcano. If you have time, you should go to this place. You can go day return trip ( Bagan-Popa-Bagan).
You can visit to Anada Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Manuha Temple, Gawdawpalin, Shwegyuggyi, Dhammayangyi Temple (the largest temple on the plains of Bagan, from a distance it resembles the early step pyramids of Egypt).
Shwesandaw Pagoda, you will see one of the most beautiful sunsets on earth. But it s crowded and climbing the steep stairs.
Buu Paya is beside at the Ayeyarwaddy River. You can see beautiful sunset in evening, floating on the Ayeyarwadddy by boat.
You have to do the 4th Pagoda of the day, Shwezigone Pagoda, Lawkanada Pagoda, Tant Kyi Taung and Tuyin Taung in a single day, a wish come true. If you have to donate each pagoda, your prayer will be wish-filling.
Shwezigone Pagoda a Buddhist religious place is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha. The pagoda is in the form of a cone formed by five square terraces with a central solid core. There are footprints below the four standing Buddha statues here. At the entrance of the pagoda there are large statues of guardians of the temple. This pagoda was completed in 1102 AD. It had been damaged by many earthquakes and other natural calamities, and has been refurbished several times. At the present, renovations it has been covered by more than 30,000 copper plates. However, the lowest level terraces have remained as original.
Lawkanada pagoda is located on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. It contains a replica of a Buddha tooth relic. The riverside and sunset views fare very beautiful.
Tuyin Taung Pagoda is located on the top of a hill. From the bottom of the hill, you can see some of mini buses. You can take mini bus about 20 minutes or you can climb up to the hill. When you reach top of hill, you can see view of Bagan. At the bottom of the hill, you can see bees. But don’t worry they do not bite.
Tantkyi Taung or Tantkyi Hill is located on the western side of Ayeyarwaddy River which falls on the other side of Bagan. On the Tantkyi Hill lies a Pagoda and is known as the Tantkyi Taung Pagoda.
There are 32 statues of elephants made in ratio of different directions at the base of the pagoda. Many years passed by but still the pagoda is maintained by time to time. It takes about half a day to travel and visit this place. There are ferries carrying visitors across the Ayeyarwaddy River, every early morning. It takes about 45 minutes.
Pyathadar Temple has a beautiful sunset view and watching the sunset here. It is one of the biggest terraces of all the temples in Bagan. This temple is surrounded by working fields and herds of goats meandering on the nearby paths.
Cruise De Bagan
Balloons over Bagan