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At about 7.00 am of the morning, we pick you up at your hotel in Bagan; drive to Nyaung Oo and stroll through the colorful local market. We then visit Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as at religious shrine. Most noticeable is the huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. As the pagoda enshrines a number of sacred Buddhist relics, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists in Burma. Next, we go to see 13th century frescoes adorning the corridors of Kyanshittha “Cave” temple. Some of these wall paintings illustrate Mongul invaders who took over Bagan after the year of 1287. To continue, we visit Gu Byauk Gyi temple built by King Ktanzittha in the early 12th century. Its architectures shows Indian influence, particularly the spire which resembles that of another temple in Bagan, the Mahabohi. Then, we visit Khay Min Ga Temple. From here you can take the panoramic views of the area’s numerous monuments. And the last temple we visit in the morning is Ananda Temple – one of Bagan’s best known and most beautiful temples. It was one of the first great temples to be built in Bagan and is well preserved; the architectural style shows Mon and North Indian influence. Afterward, you will have lunch in a local restaurant
In the afternoon, we firstly visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts – a lacquer ware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village. We continue by visiting Manuha Temple, which was built in Mon style in 1059; and then Nanbaya Temple – a unique sandstone monument which is said to have been the palace of King Manuha. Next we explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgi Temple, a temple worthy for its mural paintings under the protection of UNESCO. We proceed visiting 2 pagodas built in the 11th century: Lawkananda Pagoda with a cylindrical shape Pyu style, and Seinyet Ama with frescoes of 550 Jatakas and floral designs on the interior wall. Beside of the Seinyet Ama you can see Seinyet Nyima Stupa, which was also built in 11th century with tree terraces at the base in beautiful Bagan style. We conclude with a visit to Soemingyi Monastery built in 12th century. It’s a good example to see how the monks used to live and study Buddhist Scriptures. You also can enjoy the sunset at one of the monuments before heading back to Yangon. End trip after dropping you off at your hotel.
77.00 (per person)