Bagan is an ancient city located in Mandalay region in Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Bagan Kingdom. Between 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone. Unfortunately, over 2,200 temples and pagodas still remain to the present day that are the biggest attraction points for tourists from all around the world.
Bagan is undoubtedly an attractive place to explore when it comes to ancient sightseeing. If you are planning to travel Bagan, here are interesting options for you that can make it a memorable trip.
A must do activity in Bagan. Enjoy the chance to feel the sky view of the city from 2000 feet high. The flight in a hot-air balloon over thousands of ancient temples is absolutely breathtaking. It has been the best experience in Bagan that tourists look forward to. To enjoy the flights, mornings and evenings are the best time to ride balloons. It is highly recommended for couples. The price of the balloon ride is around $320/per person.
Bagan boat trip
Another activity you can join in Bagan is a sunset cruise trip. It is a ride to the spot of Irrawaddy River. It is a beautiful place to watch amazing sunset views with the ancient temples in background while travelers enjoy their evening tea. Imagine the luxurious treat tourists can rejoice that is a great way to relax after a tiring tour of the city.This one hour long common cruise trip only costs MMK 6000 whereas the private sunset cruise trip costs MMK 20000.
Bike in Bagan
Bagan is the magical place for Bike tours. There are different kinds of bike tours in Bagan such as sunset tour, morning tour or full day tour. You can easily ride through the villages and famous temples area. It is the best way to explore the ancient City that is rich in art, history, religion & architecture.
House cart is also a popular activity in Bagan that attracts vacationers. There are different options available to explore the Bagan. But, horse cart is the traditional transportation and much demanded ride than E-bikes. The local driver takes travelers to the best places that are a must visit in Bagan such as places famous for sunset, good restaurants and souvenir shops, etc. It’s cost around $10.