Bagan is an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a flat plain on the Irrawaddy River in the Mandalay Region. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive today. Our Bagan temples tours and photography experiences uncover the hidden gems of this unique site of global importance.
Take Your Social Media Profile to the Next Level!
Our Bagan Instagram tour will take you to the most engaging and Instagram-worthy photo spots around the ancient pagodas. Relax in air-conditioned comfort as your driver whisks you along the dusty roads to iconic and hidden spots. Snap photos and experience the stellar beauty of Myanmar’s crown jewel among the 3,000+ monuments scattered across the Bagan plain along the Irrawaddy River. Immerse yourself in the spellbinding scenery and Burmese culture while exploring ancient monuments and natural wonders.
Bagan is more than just its temples, and we’ll explore the vibrant village life of the area. Try a local specialty in a Nyaung U teashop or try
We’ll visit the majestic Bagan Temples, as well as some of the lesser-traveled surrounding ruins. To avoid the crowds, we’ll time our visits so the light is best and the crowds are at their lowest. You don’t need a special camera to get beautiful images on our Bagan Instagram tour – a simple smartphone will take amazing shots in the magical golden light of Bagan!
Bagan Instagram Photo Tour Highlights:
- Sunrise and sunset among Bagan’s ancient temples
- Visit the most iconic and picturesque sites around the Bagan area and snap many Instagram-worthy pictures
- Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and learn about Burmese culture from your guide
- Travel at your own pace to get the shots you want
- Visit local workshops for close-up and portrait photography of local artisans
- Learn and apply basic lighting and composition techniques to improve your photos
Capture Your Incredible Experience in Bagan
Bagan is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of temple landscapes and beautiful monuments that would stun even the most articulate poet. This photography tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout the Bagan area for use on social media and beyond. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you’ll learn about the Burmese culture and history behind those sites and immerse yourself in the beauty of its magnificent temples, villages, and landscapes. Whether you’re using a camera or smartphone, your photos will be fantastic!
Your guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the incredible ancient temples as well as the Burmese people and their rich and historical Buddhist culture. We provide photo props such as traditional Burmese umbrellas, candles, and incense to add color and drama to your photos.
agan Instagram Tour Sample Itinerary
Hotel pickup 30 minutes before sunrise
Sunrise viewing from less-touristic area
Outdoor breakfast at our “home temple” within the Bagan monument zone
Interior and exterior shooting in hidden sites around Minanthu village ruins
Pyathada Temple area in late-morning light
North Guni temple area
Travel outside Bagan monument area to an extraordinary riverside monastery with ancient pagodas on site. Perfect lighting conditions.
Sunset cruise or return by taxi for temple sunset view
- Air-conditioned private taxi and driver
- Experienced English-speaking licensed tour guide with photography training
- Breakfast, bottled water, cold drinks, fruit
- Photo props such as traditional Burmese umbrellas, candles, and incense to add color and drama to your photos
- Bagan Archeological Zone entry fees