Bagan City Tour (B)

    Duration:
  • Day Tour
  • Tour Code:
  • ODY - 026

Ananda pagoda Thatbaynyu temple Your guide will pick you up at the hotel at 8 am. Visit the main temples & pagoda highlights. Shwezigon pagoda, Gawdawpalin Temple, Htilominlo pagoda, Ananda pagoda, Thatbyinnyu temple, Gu Byauk Gyi, Sulamuni temple, Bu Pagoda, Shwegugyi Temple and Pyathatgyi temple. Htilominlo Temple Gawdawpalin Temple Lunch at a local restaurant. Shwezigon Pagoda Shwegugyi Temple Sunset over Pyathatgyi Temple Transfer back to your hotel after sunset.

Tour package start from: USD 90 /per person (based on 2 travelers)

(Valid from 1st May, 2016 to 30th Sep, 2016, minimum 2 pax per booking)

  • Your guide will pick you up at the hotel at 8 am.
  • Visit the main temples & pagoda highlights. Shwezigon pagoda, Gawdawpalin Temple, Htilominlo pagoda, Ananda pagoda, Thatbyinnyu temple, Gu Byauk Gyi, Sulamuni temple, Bu Pagoda, Shwegugyi Temple and Pyathatgyi temple.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Transfer back to your hotel after sunset.

  • Sulamani Temple

    Sulamani Temple – built in 1183A.D by King Narapatisithu. The entrance of this massive cave pagoda was decorated superb architectural works of art. There are also wall ink writings of later Innwa and Konbaung periods. Legend had it that the King spotted the place exuding ruby-like brilliance and was inspired to build a pagoda there but it happened to be a gorge so he had it filled with earth despite his mentor monk’s entreaties. The monk was about to leave the kingdom when the king begged for forgiveness and sought advice to build the pagoda.

  • Thatbaynyu Temple

    Thatbaynyu temple – built by King Alaung Sithu in A. D. 1144 & is the tallest structure in Bagan. There is a rhyme traditionally sung by the people of Bagan, which runs: “Massiveness that is Dhammayan Gyi, Loftiness that is Thatbyinnyu, Grace that is Ananda.”

  • Ananda pagoda

    Ananda pagoda – one of the best-preserved & largest temples built by King Kyansittha in 1105 AD. It is the masterpiece of early style temple architecture.

  • Gu Byauk Gyi

    Gu Byauk Gyi – belongs to early 13th century architectural style and takes after the model of Maha Bodhi in India, with a double vaulted halls and a spiral stair. The temple is known for its frescoes and stucco works. The frescoes on the northern and southern walls of the devotional hall were sawed out and taken away by a foreign tourist in 1899. Only some escaped his vandalism. Some scars of sawing and pieces of newspaper he used still remain.

  • Htilominlo Temple

    Htilominlo Temple – was built in 1211A.D by King Nadaungmya (Htilominlo), the youngest of the five sons of King Narapatisithu. The king put the royal umbrella at the centre of the five sons positioned in circle and took an oath for the umbrella to bend towards the one who should be King. The umbrella bent towards Zeya Thinkha. Thus he was known as Hitilominlo, meaning favoured by the Royal Umbrella as well as the king. When the prince became king; he built the pagoda at the venue of the Royal Umbrella. It was among the last-built of the great pagodas and temples of Bagan.

  • Gawdawpalin Temple

    Gawdawpalin Temple – Gawdawpalin Temple was built in 1175 by King Narapatisithu. Legend has it that the King has committed a terrible crime against his ancestors and as punishment went blind. Brahmen astrologers advised the King to make amends by making idols of his ancestors and placing them on thrones. The King worshiped these idols and begged for forgiveness. Miraculously he eventually regained his sight.

  • Bu Pagoda (Bu Paya)

    Bu Pagoda (Bu Paya) – The name of this Bagan attraction already gives a perfect description of the place: Bu Paya means ‘a gourd-shaped pagoda.’ According to legend, Pyusawhti rid the area of ‘bu,’ which was a gourd-like climbing plant that infested the riverbanks. As a reward, he became the heir to the throne of Bagan and its third king.

  • Shwezigon Pagoda

    Shwezigon Pagoda – Shwezigon is considered as Bagan’s most significant shrine, 160 feet high and 160 feet wide at the base. It is said that the structure was built to enshrine one of the four replicas of the Buddha’s tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This pagoda inspires faith even today, bringing joy to the hearts of monks and laymen alike as they behold its brilliant golden color. The construction was started by King Anawrahta, but the project was not completed until the rule of King Kyanzittha.

  • Shwegugyi Temple

    Shwegugyi Temple – Shwegugyi means “the Golden Cave” in Myanmar language. It is located in front of the royal palace and therefore also known as the “Nandaw Oo Paya” meaning the “Pagoda in front of the palace”. Built by King Alaungsithu in 1311A.D, this cave temple showcases a transition in architectural style from the dark and cloistered to the airy and light. The temple is also famous for its fine stucco and carved wooden doors in the interior.

  • Pyathatgyi temple

    Pyathatgyi temple – the last great construction of Bagan Dynasty.  This double-cave type monument has Indian influence.

Service Include

  • Transfer and sightseeing by private car (driver inclusive)
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking station guide fee
  • GST

Service Exclude

  • Dinner & Drinks
  • Accommodations
  • Entrance fees & zone fees
  • Domestic and International Flights
  • Visa fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, laundry services, tips
  • Insurances (personal, health, travel, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Surcharge for VISA & MasterCard payments

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