Interesting things to do in Bagan

Bagan is an ancient town of Myanmar, which is well-known for  thousands of pagodas and temples. Admiring old temples in Bagan is the favour of myriads of tourists when traveling to Myanmar. In addition to that, you would have a chance to have many other exciting experiences.

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar – source: internet

Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th to 13th centuries. Originally, Bagan had over 10,000 Buddhist temples, it still remains over 2200 temples and pagodas until now. Temples in Bagan were built in stupa shape. Visitors would find many incredible carvings outside of the temples. If you are familiar with modern cities, Bagan would bring you totally different feelings during your expedition in Bagan. You can visit Bagan through Indochina tours

Here are some things to do in Bagan:

  1. Take a hot air balloon ride

Taking a hot air balloon ride in Bagan

Taking a hot air balloon ride in Bagan – source: internet

One of the most attractive ways to explore Bagan is to have a hot air balloon ride over the temples of Bagan at the sunrise. You would able to take the overview of the whole scene of Bagan. For someone who is adventurous, hot air balloon ride would bring you interesting experience.

  1. Take a horse cart

Horse cart is said to be an exhilarating way to visit Bagan. You can hire a horse car with about MMK 20000 per day. Being pulled along the dusty lanes between towering stupas, shaded from the sun in a cushioned cart behind a powerful horse is a favour of many tourists when they come to Bagan.

Tourists feel excited when taking the horse cart

Tourists feel excited when taking the horse cart – source: internet

  1. Explore the temples by e-bike

For a bit of fun, you can choose e-bike as a way to explore Bagan. You can hire a bike very easily in here with about $2 per hour for renting. With a bike, tourists  would able to reach any temples in Bagan. You can have fun and stay active when exploring the villages and learn more about the local cultures.

  1. Chill-out in local markets

Local market in Bagan

Local market in Bagan – source: internet

If you love to shop in the traditional ways, you cannot miss out the local markets. Myinkaba Village’s morning market, which is near Manuha Temple, seems to be one of the market that you are looking for. Maybe, this market is not an ideal place to buy items since there is not any souvenirs, but you could meet many locals in here and know more about cultures. If you want to get handicrafts or souvenirs, you should go to Bagan House Artistic Lacquerware Workshop.

  1. Bagan river cruises

One of the most interesting things to do in Bagan is experiencing river cruise. Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are the most charming rivers to discover. Floating along the rivers, seeing the picturesque scene in river banks would bring you fascinating emotion.

Bagan river cruises

Bagan river cruises – source: internet

  1. Golfing in Bagan

For big fans of golfing, Bagan would be an amazing destination to play golf. Golfing is available at the Bagan Nyaung Oo Golf Club in the Amazing Bagan Resort Hotel.

Travel to Bagan, you will be definitely impressed by the simple but charming beauty of this ancient town. Why you hesitate so long? Just make a plan for a tour around Bagan today!

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