Spreading out the arid plains on the poetic Ayeyarwady River, locating in the central Myanmar with the hot climate, Bagan is known as one of the most unique architectures in South East Asia. It is the rendezvous of magnificently architectural masterpieces which can be compared with two great Buddhist temples - Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobodur in Indonesia. Some people say that Bagan is magnificent, brilliant at dawn and dreamy in the sunset. From the top of Shwesandaw looking down, the majestic scenery, vast temples appear like a huge painting, which make visitors praise and admire the golden time of Annawrahta King. Despite the outside life is bustling and vibrant, Bagan still lies there, be peaceful and pensive as if it slept in past centuries ago.
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Visit Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetyi-In Gubyaukgyi, and traditional workshops
Our guide and driver will pick you from your hotel for enjoying a half day of exploring the beautiful Bagan. Located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, Bagan is home of the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world.
Your journey will start with a visit to Shwezigon pagoda which is one of the most significant religious buildings in Myanmar. The pagoda is considered a prototype for later stupas built throughout the country and marked an important development in the relationship between traditional Burmese religion and Theravada Buddhism. Next, we visit to Wetyi-In Gubyaukgyi, the 13th-century "cave temple" in Indian- style. The temple is interesting for the fine frescoes of scenes from the jatakas.
In order to understand more about the local culture, you head to two famous workshops in Bagan which produce the beautiful items like lacquer ware and wood crafts. It can be said that these items are symbols and pride of the Burmese. Once mentioning Myanmar, people will think of the skilled man using techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items.
To complete the day, you will visit a local village and observe the making process of traditional bullock carts which are still used by farmers and locals throughout the country. The local people are very friendly and ready to interact with visitors.
At dusk, you will be guided back to your hotel.
Mealsbreakfast, lunch, dinner
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