bagan-01No 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 Bagan’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.

 

 

bagan-02Means of Transport for Site Visits

Car, Walking, Horse-cart, Bicycle

Activities

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 .

Bagans Surroundings

Mt. Popa, Salay with wooden monastery and the biggest lacquer Buddha and typical upper Myanmar villages where one can enjoy the daily life.

Myanmar Bicycle Tour

Win Bo Bo, the owner of Ayuda Myanmar Travel, arranged a superb 17-day bicycle trip through central Myanmar, including Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, and Inle Lake. The route, facilities, guiding and transportation could not have been better in this developing country. The people are friendly, the cultural sights amazing, and the experience absolutely wonderful. We have recommended Ayuda Myanmar Travel to our friends and encourage anyone traveling to Myanmar to go with this company.

Visited April 2015
Carol & Pete

Contact Address

Address : Room.31, 4th Floor, Building-5, Wai Pone La Housing Complex, North Okkalapa, Yangon, Myanmar.

Phone : (+951) 9 692 498, (+951) 9 692 499, (+959) 519 58 63

Email : info@cyclinginmyanmar.com

Website : www.cyclinginmyanmar.com

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