Morning visit Nyaung U Market; Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century; Wetkyi-inn Gubyaukyi Temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes. Next stop is Htilominlo situated close to the road between Nyaung U and Bagan, built by king Nantaungmya in 1218 and traces of old murals are also still visible. Continue to Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with beautiful, well-preserved 18th century murals. Make a photo stop At Thatbyinnyu 'Omniscient' Temple, one of the highest in Bagan, rises to 61m and was built by Alaungsithu around the mid-12th Century.
After lunch, continue to Dhammayangyi, a massive-looking temple dating from 1170 which is famous for its interlocking mortarless brickwork. Then visit, Mingalazedi built in 1277 by Narathihapati and it was the very last or the large late period, thus representing the final flowering of Bagan's architectural skills. Then stop at Myazedi Stupa to see Myanmar's "Rosetta Stone", bearing inscriptions written in four languages.
Afternoon tour includes Manuha Temple, built in a Mon Style in 1059, Nampaya Temple, unique sandstone edifice said to be the residence of King Manuha; and sunset viewing from Bagan's temples. Return back to hotel.
- Transportation and sightseeing by air-conditioned private car
- English Speaking guide
- Entrance fees at mentioned sites in the itinerary
- Water bottle and fresh towel per pax