Bagan is not only renowned for being the land of pagodas but also it is characterized mysterious and sacred that arouses the curiosity of travelers. Also, Bagan is declared to be one of the World Heritage Site along with Angkor complex in Cambodia or Machu Pichu in Peru. So what are you waiting for? Let’s the journey begin now! See more: Indochina holidays Myanmar
Contemplate the dawn over Bagan
Bagan is not only renowned for being the land of pagodas but also it is characterized mysterious and sacred that arouses the curiosity of travelers. Also, Bagan is declared to be one of the World Heritage Site along with Angkor complex in Cambodia or Machu Pichu in Peru. So what are you waiting for? Let’s the journey begin now!
Contemplate the dawn over Bagan
If anyone of you has a chance to see the dawn in over Angkor Wat, Cambodia, this will be a totally different experience. Shwei Leik is one of the ideal location for this activity. You should drag yourself to Shwei Leik from around 5 am in order to get the best place, waiting for the sun. Climb up to a temple and enjoy Bagan emerging in the fog with a big red fire gradually rises up from the horizon guarantees to blow your mind. Only when you are there that you can imagine how spectacular and fascinating it is. The entire town step by step appears in front of you just like you are lost in a fairy tale. Myanmar travel and holidays
The next thing after discovering Bagan for the entire day is to chill out and take the taste of sunset in Bagan which is definitely another thing that will maximize your traveling experience in this territory. Shwesandaw is a great place to approach and wait for the sun to break the horizon. Besides, you can also choose to negotiate with a boat rider and experience seeing the sunset on the boat instead. Both of these activities promise to bring tourists the best memory of all.
Discover ancient temples and traditional villages
This is a must when you come to this pagoda land. Once you get to one of the temples in Bagan, you will be amazed by the authentic, unique architecture, huge Buddha statues lie along the sides, skillful craved patterns on the walls and the orange, red theme of the construction. One or two days is sufficient for exploring some big temples and several smaller ones around. Do not rush in Bagan, just slow down and enjoy every little thing here because there are around 2000 temples in the city and we don’t think you are patient enough to pass by every single one.
A great idea is to bike around the area. Alternative transports include electric bike, horse, and carriage or by car but a bike might be good enough for you if you don’t want to spend the whole day walking. After the trip to some temples in the area, you can head to small villages nearby to truly emerge yourselves into local people’s daily life here. You might catch sight of a weaving village with traditional way of making cloth. Tourists coming here are welcomed to try weaving themselves under the instructions of local residents here. Sometimes, visitors might surprisingly catch a glimpse of village women smoking a cigarette, a conventional type of Myanmar.
Hike Mount Popa
Now, if you are still energetic and not yet exhausted of discovering the city, opt for climbing mount Popa. You can leave it for the second day of your trip if you don’t want to tire yourselves out. However, if you take the challenge, your efforts are going to be rewarded. Once tourist makes their way up to the peak, the sight will not let you down. Conquering mount Popa will give you a chance to contemplate the whole city mysteriously and magically hiding under clouds. Taking a rest, breathing fresh air and enjoy the scenery might probably the best part of your trip in Bagan.
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