Attractions in Bagan
The world heritage site of Bagan features one of the most worth-visiting destination in the country and as a local Myanmar Tours Operator, we highly recommend you to enjoy this area by your style with interesting activities.
Shwezigon is a prototype of all later Myanmar styled stupas from 11th Century. It was originally build by the great king Anawrahtta and completed by the successor king Kyansithar. It is situated near by the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river and built with sandstones which transported in a long line of 20km far Tuyin Taung by the help of public.
The temple architecture allows abounded light to get into the inner multi-passages and well ventilated. The two 9.5 meters high 11th century original standing Buddhas can be found on the south and the north sides. Award-winning photographer's gallery at the northern entrance stall was attraction for the photo enthusiastic.
It is another merit of King Alaungsithu built in 1140 AD. Thatbyinnyu means temple of omniscience temple. It was the highest in Bagan with 61 meter high. Some scholars believed that this temple was used by the monks as party monastery and a library. This temple is most visited by the Burmese pilgrims.
It is the biggest temple in Bagan, and one can never wrong to orientate this pyramidal shaped temple from any accessible temple terrace. The temple was built in 1167 by the King called Narapatisithu, the cruelest king who killed his own father and brother to rule the country, he ruled only for three years but he managed to finish this massive one in a short time.
Bagan is the land of 10,000 temples. Everywhere you look, large and small houses of worship cover the dry, dusty landscape. Most of them no longer are actively used, but all hold the ancient architectural style of the region. A great way to start the early morning is either watching or being in a hot air balloon. I'm not sure how the custom started, but it is a popular pastime.
Nyaung U Market
It is a busy bustling market where hundreds of locals exchange their goods typically products from central Myanmar. The most interesting thing is the attraction of vendor women with beautiful patterns of Thanaka pasted on their cheeks. The products including woven bamboo baskets, cheroots made from both tree leaves and corn husks, stalks of Thanaka, palm sugar, packets of bean paste.