Bagan

The plain of Bagan, 4000 pagodas, Grand Lotus Tours

Bagan, the historic ancient city, a mystical Buddhist kingdom. Stretching as far as the eye can see, the breathtaking sight of temples never fails to amaze visitors, even a millennium after they were built.

Grand Lotus Tours is proud to introduce the mystifying city of Bagan. In this large plain, sprinkled with thousands of pagodas, it is hard to look any direction without catching sight of some sort of ancient monument. The vast openness of the land will take your breath away. Feel the holiness of this place as you are surrounded by earth colored temples interlaced with open farmland. Located along the grand Ayeyarwaddy River.  Bagan is a cultural and historical treasure in the heart of Myanmar.

The temples and pagodas of Bagan can be dated from the 11th and 12th centuries. This city was once called “the City of Four Million Pagodas” and still to this day Bagan is the world’s largest area of temples, pagodas, stupas and ruinsin the world. The exact number of temples and pagodas varies depending on what is considered a temple or a ruin, but the number ranges from 2,200 to 4,000. You can easily spend three or four days here wandering through the awe inspiring archaeological site of Bagan.

Bagan night scene, Grand Lotus Tours

Archaeological sites are not the only thing to see in Bagan. This town is culturally rich and Grand Lotus Tours wants to show you the best of it. The vast farmland occupied by local farmers is quite pastoral. Their ox drawn wagons and farming equipment is straight out of the past. The people of this land have used these techniques for ages. It is really something to see acres of farmland scattered between ancient temples.

The famous oxcarts of Bagan, Grand Lotus Tours
There are many different ways to discover Bagan. Take a pony cart ride that will take you up and down the alleys of the city or stroll the open land on foot and explore the temples at your own pace. Hire a bike and tackle the semi desert plain while pedaling your way down dusty roads. If your feeling a little tired and don’t want to break a sweat, Grand Lotus Tours will take you by air-con car to each of the destinations you choose. For a real treat, make reservations to soar over Bagan like the birds in a hot air balloon. No matter which way you choose to explore this ancient city Grand Lotus Tours assures you won’t be disappointed.

One of the highlights of Bagan is the spectacular sunset. Each night the earth colored temples seem to glow as they reflect the deep red sunset. Grand Lotus Tours will take you to the top of a tall pagoda where you can go back in time as the sun sets behind the mountains. Just relax and breathe the fresh air as the thousands of temples fade into the night. It is truly one of the best sunsets you can enjoy in Myanmar.