Old Bagan, Myanmar - Best Way to Get Around It

Myanmar, Bagan Guide (B): Old Bagan, Myanmar - Best Way to Get Around It

Old Bagan is one of the most famous archaeological sites in South East Asia. Often compared to the Angkor Wat Complex in Cambodia, Bagan was open to the tourists relatively recently. Although Myanmar is still regarded by some as an off the beaten path destination (for example, there are not that many foreign visitors in Mandalay or at the Golden Rock Pagoda), the magnificent temples of Bagan attract hundreds of travelers every day. Nevertheless, just like Angkor Wat, the pagodas in Bagan are spread around such an enormous area that you'll still feel the uniqueness and remoteness of this extraordinary site.

There are many ways to reach Bagan: you can go on a long, overnight bus journey from Yangon (which is actually very pleasant - buses are extremely modern and comfortable, although some people discourage from doing so) or from Mandalay which is located around 180 km (110 miles) from Old Bagan (4 hours). It is also possible to take a ferry down the Irrawady river - it's pleasant but it will take all day. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Old Bagan, Myanmar - Best Way to Get Around It
Guide Location: Myanmar » Bagan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Bupaya Pagoda   Gawdaw Palin Temple   Mahabodhi Temple   Thatbyinnyu Phaya   Ananda Temple   Hsu Taung Pyi   Htilominlo temple   Shwezigon   Dhammayangyi Temple   Sulamani Temple   Shwesandaw Pagoda  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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