Bagan an old seat of power for the monarchy were a series of leaders built many many many temples of varying shapes and sizes there are about 10 major sights, with many visited at sunset and sun rise( take a torch to all visits whether day or night to see the ceilings and in the stairs to the upper terraces )the area cannot be explained it has to be seen to be believed.
When entering Bagan you have to pay a tax this can be paid in the local currency.
We planned for 3 days here, which would have been perfect had we not got food poisoning! I would recommend around 4 days, so you can watch sunsets and sunrises, and do loads of e-biking around to the temples! Buy things at the temples, as that is where the best bartering deals are found.
Don't eat Myanmar food past lunch, as it is likely only reheated and will make you sick!
You wont think that Bagan will have activity at night but Bagan golden palace is very beautiful palace where you have to go, at night you have to go to see Dandaree show, very stunning cultural show in Myanmar, cant miss
You can see a lot of acient pagoda and you can study for lacqurware ,if you want to buy lacquware shoul buy at baganbecause bagan is distrbution centre for the whole country and real one also
Bagan is about the amazing temples and discovering the ancient art hidden within. It lacks the shopping, dining, and nightlife scenes of other regional destinations, but that's what makes it so great.
I hope it doesn't change too much.
Rent the e-bikes. They are a great way to get around all the different pagodas. Only thing is to be careful on the sandy paths as they tend to slide around in the soft sand a lot.
e-bikes are also really heavy so don't get in the way of it if it decides to tip over.
One of the most beautiful and magical places I´ve ever been to. The sunsets seen from the tops of the pagodas and the sunrise seen from the balloon are something astonishing.
There are three parts to Bagan, Old, New and Nyuang-U where most of the cheaper hotels are. Did not spend much time in the Old and New towns so can only speak for Nyuang-U.
Plenty of reasonable eating places and there's the Shwezigon Temple which is definitely worth a look. It has lots of souvenir stalls too selling local crafts along the long stairway. Local market is interesting too. The local traffic is a bit manic and there is only a dirt road and no pavement in the main part of town.
You have to go temple hopping and explore all the pagodas and stupas possible. get to know a bit of their stories and enjoy both the sunset and sunrise; those are the gems.
Lovely place indeed
We've been coming to Bagan since 2006. It is a fascinating place. We are troubled by the amount of rubbish that has been piling up a taking away from its charm.
Souvenirs are cheaper than in Scotts market in Yangon! Horse cart ride is interesting - recommended to take, especially to see sunrise at the temples, or sunset.
Good variety of food at relatively good price.
there are 3towns in a small area offering different localities. All are near some of the temples. old Pagan has more expensive hotels -but little else close by.
you are a little stuck with the food at the hotelas no close restaurants.
Sunrise and Sunset are MUST-have in the sightseeing list. you can join day tour or hire e-bike in Nyeung-U, there are many shops providing the service.
Bagan is small town in myanmar but have rich regional and historical temple, also is unesco city. is worth to go but is abit boring small state
Ballooning in Bagan is just amazing. It was exciting looking at the well-trained crews preparing the balloons and the pilots are professional.
You can see the breathtaking view up there, the temples, pagodas, the Irrawady River during sunrise.
We loved touring the city by bicycle. It was an easy way to get around and to see much more of the place than we could have seen on foot.
The food options on restaurant row in Nyaung-U were tremendous--everything from Burmese to Italian to Indian to burgers and pizza, all well crafted. The vegan place in Old Bagan was also a highlight.
If you want to understand about the Pagoda ad history, you can stay more than 1 day. If not, just a day for sightseeing is enough.
Its like going back 50 years in time. Very peaceful, relaxing and Dec weather is marvelous. people are generally very friendly.
Food standard is below par. On the whole, a great place for photography especially the hot air balloon rides.
a city that captured me. the sight of hundreds of temples is so majestic, i had a magical feeling. . the sunset is a must-see.
. surely the sunrise too, i just happen to hate waking up very early. go bike with loved ones or alone and meet wonderful people on the road. Get lost from one temple to another. i regretted that i only stayed for a night.
Thousands of pagodas dating from 10th to 13th century. A great archaeological location with lots to do and lots to see.
Be sure you see the sunrise and the sunset for great views/colors of the stone. Either do your research ahead of time or get a guide that can speak english and knows their stuff. Didn't have a chance to do Mt. Popa or the ballooning, but heard good things
Bagan is fantastic. Enjoy it while you. An. It's like going back in time a few hundred years. So relax and stay a while.
must go place in myanmar! began is beautiful and a very special place. there are temples as far as the eye can see.
every one of them is special and to be admired. renting a bicycle or an e-bike is a great way to see as many as you can. the restaurants in nuaung u are great. you need to stay a minimum of 2 days but 3-4 days would be better to enjoy the serenity and beauty of began.
Bautiful temples in an amzing, untouched natural environment.....go now because i will not sty like this much longer
A ancient city build in 12 Century, a quiet and peaceful city. Bagan is a eco city where bike, e bike is everywhere.
There are no much motor sound and lot of ancient stupa and temple to visit. Bagan is Clean and friendly. Highly recommend to visit at lease once a life time.
Don't miss the sunrise and sunset. If you have more time, can go to Popa mountain or visit cave via boat/ferry.
This is one of the best cities with a rich archeological heritage. One mustn't miss Bagan if visiting Myanmar.
People are so nice and friendly.
A magical and mesmerizing place. Get there while things are still rather remote and sans swarming tourists.
Good town for history of art, ancient religious buildings but the weather is so hot and sun is so strong.
If you arrived Bagan from Yangon via bus, you may want to hagle for the price for a ride to the hotel.
Group up and request for a van of 8 person at one price. When reached to hotel, do not deal with the drivers for day-tour. You may get a better pricing from the hotel reception. It was a laid back town filled with spiritual elements. Do respect the quaintness and enjoy the breath taking view of the city from one of the temples (such as Swee San Daw). Do visit most of the recommended temples, as it tells a different era and different story. Do visit the local villages and mesmerise at their intuitiveness on the local craftsmanship. In especially Myinkaba and their lacquerware industry.
It is still raw; both locals and tourists are the warmest, sincere, and helpful that you'll bump into.