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Bagan & Environs


Bagan was the first imperial capital of ancient Myanmar. The temples, stupas and pagodas are the most impressive relics of the first period of Myanmar greatness. Situated on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwaddy River and cover more than 42 square kilometers.

Bagan had been ruled over by 55 kings in 12thcentury. Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and today are considered one of the wonders of the world. Bagan is famous for its unique lacquer ware and travelers can visit workshops to watch craft-men produce these beautiful handicrafts.

Tour highlights include; Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Kubyaukgyi Temple, Kyansitthar Umin and etc.



Mt.Popa, about 50 km south-east of Bagan is 1520 meters high. It is said to be the core of an extinct volcano. It is highly for being the home of Nats (Spirits), considered the most important Nats worship centre.

There is a wonderful panoramic view. The area has also been designated as a National Park, a perfect for eco-tourism. This is an easy day's trip from Bagan stopping along the way at local villages and a palm tree plantation.



Salay is 36km south of Bagan. Salay is an important centre of Buddhism with many working monasteries. Among these religious monuments, Yoke Sone Kyaung is the oldest surviving wooden monastery created in its own unique style of Bagan era and Nan Paya is a large lacquer Buddhist in Myanmar.

Highlights includes: Payathonzu, Hkinkyiza Kyaung, Yoke Sone Kyaung. A day's excursion from Bagan can be combined with a visit to Mt.Popa.



A peaceful excursions by boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River from Bagan, Pakhabgyi 20km northeast of Pakokku is in 19th century town has one of the oldest wooden monasteries in Upper Myanmar with 254 teak pillars, local produce tobacco, jaggery palm, sugar candy and the famous checkered blankets.


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