Be introduced to Bagan’s culture, history and lifestyles on this short but insightful guided Bagan half day tour. Appreciate Bagan’s rich heritage and intrinsic spirituality with visits to its most famous temples. Explore handicraft workshops to see timeless traditions and meet with friendly locals in a rural village.
Introduction to Bagan - Half Day
Today your tour will start at either 08:00 or 13:00.
Set off on a fully-guided Bagan half day tour. This program includes a range of sites, providing a great overview of Bagan’s history, culture and local lifestyles.
The journey begins with a visit to Shwezigon, one of Myanmar’s holiest sites. The gilded stupa-shaped pagoda became the prototype of the ‘typical’ Myanmar stupa. Learn how its design inspired kings to build similar structures throughout the country, including famous Shwedagon Pagoda. On the same compound is a small hall that houses an impressive collection of carvings representing the nat spirits. Make a short stop here to learn about this unique aspect of Myanmar spirituality.
Then, visit nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi to examine the beautiful mural paintings found inside. Step back outside and admire its incredible plaster carvings found on the exterior. These two pagodas reflect the architectural diversity found throughout Bagan.
After this introduction to Bagan’s famed pagodas, take a closer look at its culture with a visit to a selection of traditional workshops. Witness skilled artisans making lacquerware and wood crafts, using techniques handed down from generation to generation. The remarkable skill of the artisans is sure to impress!
Then a final stop will be made in a local village for a glimpse of what life is like for Bagan’s residents. Meet with the friendly residents and see traditional bullock carts, still used by farmers and locals throughout the country.
Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel.
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