After breakfast we transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan and its famous temples.
Upon arrival at Nyaung U airport, we head straight to our first temple, elevated and with spectacular views over the surrounding plains, this is the perfect introduction to the grandeur and scope of Bagan’s architecture.
Next continue to Ananda Temple, one of the most revered temples in Bagan and quiet in the morning before all the tour buses arrive.
Afterwards, we will go through Tharabar Gate and into the city of old Bagan. Just a few decades ago, this area was highly populated and home to a vibrant town. To protect the archeological remains, the town was moved south to what is present day New Bagan. Take a while to visit some of the sites in this region before stopping for lunch.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, transfer to traditional lacquerware workshop where we can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Get an in-depth understanding of traditional techniques for producing the exquisite inlaid and carved boxes, trays, tea sets and other wares. Then it is the children’s turn to paint their very own lacquer ware coasters. One of the craftsmen will assist whilst letting them bring their own creative touches to a Myanmar tradition.
After the masterpieces are completed, they will be set aside to dry, and picked up later in the evening.
Then, take a break back at the hotel, a good time for a swim and escape the midday heat. In the early evening travel by horse cart to a place to enjoy an incredible sunset. The sunset, with views across the plains studded with chedis and temples is an unforgettable experience.