No tourist visiting Myanmar should miss Bagan. For more than 900 years, the pagodas, temples, monasteries and libraries which still stand today have defied natural disasters and weather. The total number of monuments used to be more than four thousand. Thanks to archaeological and cultural heritage awareness, more tham half that number are still present with restorations increasing yearly.
Called the sister cultural site of Ankor Wat,Cambodia, most of Baganâ€™s monuments were built in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. Despite being the same age as Ankor Wat, the basic materials are different; in place of sandstone, Bagan has most of its structures made of bricks. instead of laying the blocks on piling, the temples of Bagan used special glue as mortar is used today to affix the brick to the bases.
Means of Transport for Site Visits
Car, Walking, Horse-cart, Bicycle
Visiting local markets, temples, stupas and perhaps climbing on top for a birds eyes view at sunset, taking a boat ride on the Ayeyawaddy River, and checking out local lacquerware production .
Mt. Popa, Salay with wooden monastery and the biggest lacquer Buddha and typical upper Myanmar villages where one can enjoy the daily life.