Bagan Tours and Vacation Packages
When on a Myanmar tour, do visit the ancient city of Bagan (formerly known as Pagan) located in the central region of Myanmar. It features one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia.
Situated on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, Bagan is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas, and ruins in the world.
Bagan was the capital city of the Kingdom of Pagan, back from the 9th to 13th centuries. During its height, between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone. Although only over 2000 structures have survived, the Bagan Plain, covering an area of 42 sq. km, still offers majestic views of these sacred monuments. all to be experienced on a Myanmar vacation.
Schwezigon Pagoda is considered Bagan’s most important reliquary shrine. Completed in 1102 A.D., with its gold-leaf, gilded stupa, it is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha.
Offering a magnificent rooftop view of the surrounding area, The Gubyaukgyi Temple was built in 1113 A.D. and is modeled after Bodh Gaya in India. Depicting scenes from the Jataka tales, the well-preserved paintings are said to be the oldest remaining in Bagan.
Bagan is known as the centre for the Burmese lacquerware industry, and tourists on a Myanmar tour are drawn to the lacquerware-making process.
Myanmar Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a Myanmar vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Myanmar, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Myanmar's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Myanmar for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Myanmar tours today!
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