Myanmar is one of the hot countries on the Southeast Asia, however, this country is now very attractive and splendid destinations for those who want to experience. When it comes to Myanmar, travelers cannot miss and bypass Bagan interesting places to visit.
In Bagan, there are many archaeological sites such as temples, pagodas and monuments to be discovered and visitors can go from one place to another as all the buildings are pretty beautifully and uniquely designed and impressed. Sometimes, the travelers can take their breath away because of the places, so it is essential for them to lay aside in their pocket some things to see and do in Bagan.
1. Visit ancient temples
If you want to travel to Ananda Temple, Bagan Archaeological Museum, Bu Pagoda (Bu Paya), Dhammayangyi Temple, Mount Popa, etc. in turn, hiring a tour guide for moving is easier than biking by yourself. You can order this one at your hostel, thereby, you can save time and they will guide you the way to go from one site to the other one without consideration in your tours in Bagan.
2. Solo Travel to New Bagan & Old Bagan
Sometimes, people want to explore everything on his/her own; therefore, the most essential thing for us is a map and a careful schedule for their tourism. If the travelers want to travel by themselves in Bagan, go around on the map first and define the places you want to discover. The area in Bagan is divided into three different towns. On the map, it is shown that New Bagan is in the south; Old Bagan is about 3 km’s north of New Bagan. Besides, in the north, about 3 km’s to the east of old Bagan people can find Nyaung Oo, which seems to be the newest town in this area. And that place is a good recommendation for their destination in Bagan.
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3. Travelling by E-bike
You can travel by an e-bike because you can found it everywhere around Bagan. This vehicle is a fully-electric moped running on batteries, therefore, the travelers can go easily and also keep the places nice and quiet when moving.
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4. Enjoy sunrise
With more than 2,000 temples in Bagan, it cannot be missed one thing is getting a sunrise temple experience. The travelers can feel and enjoy this sight uniquely. As a truth, the sun rises is always in the east, hence they get to a nice east-view on the west side of a temple area.
5. Hot air balloon riding
Experience your holiday by renting an early morning hot air balloon ride if your budget permits. The best suitable moment to try this ride is at early sunrise. It is committed that the traveler can witness many magnificent and towering pagodas, and other places and enjoy a worth memory at a leisurely pace.
6. Take a horse-cart riding trip
Travel to Myanmar, especially, Bagan and learn its custom and habit, it is known that Bagan local people use horse carts as their primary mode of transport, hence, trying a horse cart ride is a marvelous suggestion for people to do in Bagan.
7. Learn about Lacquerware
Besides temples and pagodas, Bagan owns a number of lacquer making facilities and site. Discover a lacquer manufacturing site by going to an authentic lacquer making factory, the traveler can learn the process and useful information relating to lacquer manufacturing. However, remember to consult a local or book your own tour guide to visit that place.
8. Tasting Foods & Drinks
When people come to a place, they always want to discover the food and drink customs in the local markets there. Bagan is not an exception. Exploring the morning market and spending time at a lacquerware shop is an excellent opportunity for the travel to enjoy Bagan’s beverages as burmese food, finest grape vines, etc. If people can try, they can never forget it.
9. Contemplate the masterpiece of sand paintings
One of the most thing people can see, even buy, is sand paintings, which is a rare art. People can see in the paintings is the replica of the yester era, the chief depictions of paintings include Hindu, Tantric metaphors, etc. Besides, they can ask and learn the creativity and attraction of something as lacquerware, tamarind flakes in Bagan.
10. Visit the surrounding villages
Last but not least, villages in Bagan are must-try destinations for the traveler to discover. Visiting private full-day colorful village widen the travelers’ knowledge of Bagan’s tradition and also local people there. You can learn the traditional craft making and the area’s traditional livelihoods throughout the country. That is the reason why you want to be there and even visit it again in the near future.
Bagan with its cultural wonders to discover as many of the ancient temples and pagodas are attractive and wonderful sites for traveler to enjoy. When it comes to Bagan, no excuse for refusing coming there and experience.