Bagan

The ancient city of Bagan in central Myanmar is truly one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, matched only really by Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

In 2019, 25 years after it was first nominated, Bagan was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The thousands of temples that span the plains of Bagan are testament to the religious devotion of Myanmar’s people and rulers over many centuries. Our particular favourites include the Htilominlo pagoda, famed for its original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations and the Dhammayangyi pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. The structure is an enormous square, single story, pyramidal temple with six monumental ascending exterior terraces. We recommend enjoying the sunset from its summit; by far the most scenic spot in town. Sunrise is arguably, however the best time of day to view the temples, as miles of gleaming spires rise from the dawn mist. Make a pilgrimage to Popa. An hour from Bagan, Mount Popa has been a sacred site since long before Buddhist monks established the Taung Kalat monastery near its peak. Legend holds that the mountain is home to the 37 ‘nats’ (spirit gods) of Myanmar, all displayed at the base of the temple. Climb the 800 steps to reach the peak – it’s well worth the effort. The views from the top are incredible and reach as far as back to Bagan on a clear day.

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A Glimpse of Myanmar

A Glimpse of Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
For those short on time, enjoy a scenic and fascinating experience on this seven-day tour capturing the main destinations and highlights of Myanmar. ...
A Taste of Bagan

A Taste of Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
The last king of Bagan was famous for his enormous appetite and he ordered that every meal should include 300 different dishes! On this tour, discover ...
A Taste of Myanmar

A Taste of Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Offering a culinary spin on this Myanmar tour, visit key cities whilst enjoying local flavours and tastes – a great tour for any foodie at heart. M ...
A Vegan Feast for the Senses

A Vegan Feast for the Senses

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Experience the diverse flavours of Myanmar, sampling foods from different ethnic group around the country. Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, ...
Bagan Countryside by Bicycle

Bagan Countryside by Bicycle

Bagan, Myanmar
There’s more to Bagan than just the temples as you will find on this countryside bicycle tour. Set off in the morning and ride to the busy morning mar ...
Discover Bagan

Discover Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
Covering a key few sights, this half day tour is perfect for those who would like a quick overview of Bagan. Start with the colourful Nyaung U Market ...
Discover Kyauk Gu U Min

Discover Kyauk Gu U Min

Bagan, Myanmar
Discover Kyauk Gu U Min, one of Bagan’s four monuments built of stone brick. Travel by boat upriver where you will be able to witness fishermen, local ...
Essential Myanmar

Essential Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Enjoy a varied and rewarding Myanmar experience, visiting the main historical destinations along with a private sunset cruise on the fabled Ayeyarwady ...
Explore Bagan

Explore Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar
Experience one of Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations – Bagan’s distinctive pagodas. Key pagodas include Shwezigon; Wetkyi-in-Gubyau ...
Golden Myanmar

Golden Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
This tour is the golden jewel with all the main highlights as well as stays in the lesser known Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipaw areas. A great overview tour. ...
Horse Cart Sunset Ride

Horse Cart Sunset Ride

Bagan, Myanmar
Explore the gorgeous temples of Bagan in the same way the royals do, by horse-drawn cart! Ride in style through a tour of some of Bagan’s most notewor ...
Hot Air Balloon Flight

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Bagan, Myanmar
Enjoy a first-class flight over the awe-inspiring pagodas and stupas of Bagan. With scheduled flights running from October through to November, experi ...
Myanmar Family Adventure

Myanmar Family Adventure

Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
This 10 night package specially designed for family travel, covers all the key cities including activities to give children a different perspective on ...
Salay & Mt. Popa

Salay & Mt. Popa

Bagan, Myanmar
Drive through the countryside to the small town of Salay, an important centre of Buddhism in Myanmar with many active monasteries. While visiting Sal ...
Sunset Boat Cruise

Sunset Boat Cruise

Bagan, Myanmar
Offering a different perspective from the usual Bagan sightseeing, enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a private wooden river boat. Sitting under the shade o ...
Sunset Boat Cruise

Sunset Boat Cruise

Bagan, Myanmar
Offering a different perspective from the usual Bagan sightseeing, enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a private wooden river boat. Sitting under the shade o ...
Ayeyarwady Experience

Ayeyarwady Experience

Find tranquillity along Myanmar’s most fabled river, gliding past ancient pagodas and charming fishing villages, alighting to explore wondrous sights ...
Golden Land Voyage

Golden Land Voyage

Taking its name from the glorious sunsets that turn Myanmar’s evening skies golden, travel aboard Heritage Line’s Anawrahta. With the largest cabin sp ...
Mandalay to Bagan

Mandalay to Bagan

Embark on an authentic journey of discoveries from visiting temples, pagodas and monasteries to remote villages aboard the Strand Cruise. This boutiqu ...
Sunset Boat Cruise

Sunset Boat Cruise

Offering a different perspective from the usual Bagan sightseeing, enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a private wooden river boat. Sitting under the shade o ...