His English skills and wealth of knowledge of Bagan make him more of a Zen master in my eyes. He knows everything about every pagoda down to the tiniest detail.Dan, London (via Tripadvisor)

Experience the Giants of Bagan

Accompanied by master guide U Thaung Lwin, we visit the classic temples as well as lesser-known and remote sites in the Bagan area by air-conditioned private taxi and driver. Mr. Lwin’s decades of experience will take you to significant sites, monuments and locations rarely visited by tourists. A truly exceptional guide known as the “Best of the Best” in Bagan!

This tour can include the largest and most significant monuments in Bagan, including Shwesandaw Pagoda, Ananda Pagoda, That Byin Nyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, and Htilominlo Temple.

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The sprightly seventy-one-year-old ex-school teacher turned tour guide was truly a store house of knowledge of not only Bagan and Myanmar but also of Buddhist culture and history.Kovardhini, Singapore (via Tripadvisor)

Suggested Itinerary:

05:45: Pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned taxi

06:00-07:00: sunrise viewing at less-crowded pagoda on eastern side of monument zone near New Bagan

07:00-8:30: introduction to Bagan’s history and Buddhist culture, philosophy, and iconography. Opportunity for meditation session at semi-private pagoda within monument zone.

08:30-09:30: fruit and fresh coffee/tea at our “home” pagoda. Light breakfast outdoors or return to hotel

09:30-11:30: tour of main temples and monuments in southern section, including amazing architecture, giant golden Buddhas and stupas,

11:30-13:30: lunch break and travel time

13:30-15:30: tour of main (and less-visited) pagodas in northern section of Bagan monument zone including cave temples, murals and stone carvings, rural villages, and expansive views

15:30-18:30: tour of village ruins in northeastern sector (against tourist traffic), with photo opportunities in late afternoon. Sunset at less-crowded pagoda or riverside.

18:30-19:00: return to your hotel or drop-off at local restaurant by minibus

Everything was well-thought out and carefully planned and we felt very well-looked after from the time they picked us up to when they dropped us off at our hotel.Kovardhini, Singapore (via Tripadvisor)
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What to bring

  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Camera or smartphone
  • Slip-off shoes (sandals or flip-flops)

Inclusions

  • Bottled water, cold drinks
  • Accompanied by Bagan’s master guide, U Thaung Lwin
  • Transport by air-conditioned taxi
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Bagan Archeological Zone entry fees

Optional add-ons:

  • Riverside barbeque lunch
  • Wine, beer, branded spirits at riverside (by advance request, extra charges apply)
  • European apéro (fresh bread, cheese, olives)
  • Guest photo shoots for print and social media
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