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Temple Tours of Bagan & Balloons from Above

Bagan is the home of the Bagan Archaeological Zone, similar to that of the park that surrounds Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The area is littered with over 2,200 temples, pagodas and stupas each of them having their own unique story to tell. Bagan as a place is simply fascinating and visiting the area you will feel like you have gone back in time as you can equally visit the temples by car or by horse and cart.

If however you are looking for that special experience and the cherry on top of your holiday to Myanmar then you can’t leave without seeing the temples from above on a scintillating hot air balloon ride.

Take to the sky on an air balloon over Bagan

Bagan Temple Tour

The temples around Bagan are simply mind blowing, from the Shwezigon Pagoda to the ‘Cave’ Temple. With many more in between. Explore the Htilominlo and Ananda Temples before taking a horse-cart tour through the Tharaba Gateway to the Shwegugyi, ending up at the Thatbyinnyu Temple which is the tallest temple of them all.

Bagan Hot Air Balloon Ride

Up up and away! Enjoy a champagne breakfast and see the temples from above and get the movie star treatment. You get a totally different perspective from high up and getting a birds eye view on a sunrise balloon ride is even more thrilling.

Remote Temple Cycling Tour

Enjoy the temples by bike or at least some of them as there are far too many to visit in one week let alone a day. Take in the incredible views that you get when looking across this ancient city from Bu Lei Thee Pagoda and discover the temple complex in a different way. Cycling also get you much closer to the people and can give you a more enriching temple experience.

Cycle through the remnants of Bagan's temples

How to explore the temples

  • Hire a Bike or Electric Bike
    For the more energetic the temples can be easily explored by bike or electric bike  with or without a guide. However we strongly recommend a guide on all of our trips. As they can safely navigate you round and take you to the very best temples and explain to you what you’re looking at.
  • Horse & Cart
    If you are looking for something a little more traditional then why not visit at least one temple by horse & cart which is very popular with animal lovers.
  • Air-Conditioned Car
    This is the most common way to see the temples due to the distance in between some of them as well as avoiding the heat and dust.
  • A Hot Air Balloon Ride
    If you are looking for that special of special activities to do whilst in Burma then you simply have to experience seeing the temples from above. The feeling you get is magical especially as you are served a champagne breakfast if you wish as you wait for the balloon to take flight.
Top temples to explore in Bagan

Bagan’s Top 10 Temples

  • Ananda Pahto
  • Dhammayangyi Pahto
  • Shwezigon Paya
  • Nan Paya
  • Sulamani Pahto
  • Shwesandaw Paya
  • Nandamannya Pahto
  • Nathlaung Kyaung
  • That Byin Nyu
  • Gawdaw Palin
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