The cotton is mostly grown in central Myanmar. Among the villages in Bagan, Pwa Saw (east) and Minnanthu village are still making cotton thread and weaving. First, they make the cotton thread from raw cotton by using machine which is manipulated by hand and weave on the traditional wooden loom.
Bagan lacquer ware is an ancient craft. The process involves coating, drying and numerous re coating of a frame work of woven bamboo over a period of months, climaxing with the amazing delicate task of etching designs by hand and then dyeing of colors onto the lacquered article.
A mural is a painting on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface. Murals of sorts date to prehistoric times such as the paintings inside the caves, temples and pagodas.
A lot of peanuts and sesame seeds plants are grown in central Myanmar. First they fill the peanuts or sesame seeds in the wooden motor in which is a paddle that is turned around by an ox. Then the oil comes out from the small hole at the bottom of the wooden motor.
Balloons over Bagan
Balloons over Bagan is an opportunity to see this ancient Kingdom. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph average. Flights take between 45 minutes to one hour. Learn more about Balloons Over Bagan .
Palm Sugar (Jaggery Production)
A lot of toddy palm trees are grown in central Myanmar. From the toddy palm trees, we get the sweet sap by climbing the palm tree by using very long ladder and collect the sap. Then, we cook the sap for about 3 hours until the sap settle down and becomes paste. Before the paste cool down, we make them into small balls or square shape and dry in the open-air. And then we get the palm sugar.
Nan Myint Viewing Tower
The ideal on shop viewpoint ( 60m high comprising 13 levels ) for visitors to see the panoramic view of Bagan.
TREKKING & HIKING
Trekking tour can be available to Mt. Victoria from Kampetlet which is located in the southern Chin state and about 4 hour drive from Bagan. There you can hike on Nat Ma Taung (Mt. Victoria), height of 10,200 feet, also you can visit to the Chin typical villages and see the Chin women with the tattoo on the face and traditional costumes.
Mt. Popa is about 59km to the southeast of Bagan and driving hour is around one hour and twenty minutes. It is an extinct volcano, covers with a forest and it is like oasis of the dry zone. You can visit the Nats (spirits) shrine and observe the lovely panoramic view from the top of the rocky cliff (taungkalat). You can also make the trekking on Mt. Popa (Taungmagyi).
A small town, Sale is 55 miles far away from Bagan, Yoke Sone Monastery, built in late Kone Baung Dyansty, antique Buddha statue is made of wood, Man Paya, the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar and colonial buildings in Sale are the most attractive points for tourists.