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Tips before you visit Bagan, Myanmar

MYANMAR | Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | Views [3147] | Comments [1]



Tips before you visit Bagan, Myanmar.
I had 4 days and 3 nights in Bagan and here are some tips for you.

1. From Yangon to Bagan, take JJ Express bus (18$, 10 hour drive); starts at 8pm and arrives around 6am. Taxi to the bus station around 8$ (pick up van from JJ express comes too early and if u don’t mind about waiting time in bus station which is a lot of dust, just ask for the pick up, van comes around 4pm).
2. If u have a tight schedule, takes Air bagan.
3. Bagan has 2 areas: old bagan and new bagan. New bagan has lot of resorts, but we choose old bagan because it’s close to the local restaurants, and it’s cheaper
4. Prepare a long pant or skirt to go inside the temples.
5. Ask for a map in the hotel
6. Rent a electric bike around 7$/day (outside the hotels please because the rent fee in the hotel is double)


7. Experience a horse cart, costs around 18$/day/2 persons


8. Try local food near the river sides
9. Climb to some tall temples to watch the sunset (around 5pm)


10. Choose a restaurant with traditional music and dances.
Have fun!


Tags: bagan, heritage, myanmar, tips, travel, trip



Hi Uyenangel,

Thank for your tips. Dering your trip in Bagan, Did you ever rent car for traveling around bagan? How much for the rent fare? i will go There end of this May,but Only 1 day in Bagan (Very tight). Hope you can give the best advise to speed my short time.
Thank you

  Martini Apr 25, 2015 6:33 PM

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