morning flight to Bagan, first and most impressive capital of
the Burmese. Bagan was funded by one of the great kings in the
11th and is, next to the Cambodian Angkor Wat, the
most outstanding temple and pagoda site of Asia. All-day
sightseeing in the gigantic area. From the hundreds of pagodas,
we will show you the most outstanding - and this without hurry
and with enough time for lasting impressions.
you will visit the Shwezigon-Pagoda, the only ancient and
original golden Pagoda in Bagan, built by the great king
Kyanzittha; afterwards you walk in the shine of the torch
through Kyanzittha Umin, a cave monastery with the oldest
wall paintings of the country, one of them tells of the
Mongolian invasion lead by Kublai Khan, which in 1287
defeated the empire of Bagan. In Gubyaukgyi, a temple in
perfect Indian style, you will see hundreds of frescos -
the Jatakas; they illustrate the history of the past life
of the historic Buddha Shakyamuni. The visit of the Ananda-temples,
which many claim it to be the most beautiful and
art-historical valuable sacred building in the Bagan area,
ends the morning.
lunch the sightseeing continues with the temples and
pagodas of the southern region of Bagan: You will visit
the Manuha-Temple and be amazed by the colossal-Buddhas.
Mon-king Manuha let them be embedded in a wall; in the
nearby Napaya-Temple the fine stone relief's with the
countenance of God Brahma, will inspire you.
your drive to the southern region of Bagan, you will
finally reach the impressive Abeyadama-Temple and then end
your tour at the Lawkananda-Pagoda, which has always been
a famous landmark for Ayeyarwaddy-fishers. You will
experience the sunset on a platform of a pagoda - the view
of the 1000-years old temples and pagodas in reddish brick
and white plaster on the vast plain of Bagan delights
every visitor. Overnight-stay.