If you seek for a place that treasures the world class temples like Angkor Wat, Bagan – Myanmar should be the premier choice. Boasting rich history and striking landscapes, Bagan is home to some 2,300 pagodas and temples constructed from 11th century of all sizes.
Mr. Zaw, a travel experts from Myanmar Tours shares his tips of what you should enjoy in Bagan:
Not so many travelers knows about this activity in Bagan. The ride is offered exclusively by a local tour operator, making you discover all the rural villages that ordinary tourists do not know. The trails link villages with remote stupas, yet still a great touch to Bagan legendary monuments.
According to the local Burmese, Mt. Popa is the best place to meditate in north Myanmar. Beside the highlights of Popakalat pagoda, the serene atmosphere in Popa national park features a wonderful setting for your meditation courses.
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Balloon over the sky of Bagan
This is not a cheap experience but definitely worthy. You will be asked to wake up early, leaving your hotel for the flight instruction then be ready to float over the temple spire. The bird view eye from Shwesandaw pagoda to Irrawaddy River is simply so stunning.
All photographers choose this experience to shoot the amazing photos.
Witness traditional workshops
The very first workshop you should see in lacquer ware, which is so famous in Bagan. After the whole procedure of making color, forming the items, you are free to buy some of their unique decoration products.
Bagan is also home to smoky cigar and silk villages which are very interesting to observe. If you are a big cigar enthusiast then you must try something like the drew estate cigars.
Cruise Irrawddy for Sunset
Make sure you spend at least 1 hours catching the reflection of the sun on the waters of Irrawaddy River. For about 30usd, you are allowed to access some villages on the other river bank, meeting friendly people also.
Note: most of travelers who plan to visit Myanmar needs to obtain Myanmar Visa before arrival. Visa on arrival policy is different from other countries such as Thailand.