Bagan Cycling Tour ( Villages & Temples Cycling Explorer)

Beside the temples, the famous archeological site of Bagan can be explored from a total different side exploring the countryside and the local life by cycling.Bagan surrounding offer many opportunities a day to experience a more authentic side of Bagan out of the tourist beaten paths; paths despite to be sandy at certain parts are generally flat and smooth offering no difficulties for a  bike ride. One of the possibilities for a 5 hours cycling tour plus 3 hours Temples Visit to explore the countryside around Bagan along the water irrigation system to dispatch waters from the Irrawaddy in the countryside; in the very dry region, the system enables farms to grow cereals, rice, fruits, and peanuts all around year round. Traditional Burmese rural life looks like close up and meet the curious locals. This day trip travels along narrow lanes inaccessible to cars and buses – taking you well off the tourist trail.

per adult from

$180

NZD

Duration

7 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Mountain Bikes,
    • helmet
    • spare tube
    • Water,
    • english Speaking Cycling guide.
    What's excluded :
    • Accomodation
    • car or bus
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Shwezigon Paya
    • Entry/Admission - Minnanthu Village
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Dhammayazaka(Dhammayazika) Pagoda, Myanmar (Burma)

    Located in a remote area of the Bagan plains is the magnificent Dhammayazika Pagoda. The pagoda was build by King Narapatisithu towards the end of the 12th century to enshrine a number of sacred Buddhist relics given to him by the King of Sri Lanka.

    Stop At: Dhammayan Gyi Temple, Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

    The Dhammayangyi is the largest temple on the plains of Bagan. From a distance it resembles the early step pyramids of Egypt.

    The enormous structure that was never completed consists of a massive square base topped by six receding terraces.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Shwesandaw Pagoda, Bagan Myanmar

    The Shwesandaw pagoda is one of the taller pagodas in Bagan, an imposing structure visible from far away rising from the plains of Bagan with its height of 328 feet.

    The Shwesandaw was built in 1057 by King Anawrahta, founder of the Bagan Kingdom. Anawrahta wanted to further Buddhism in his empire

    Pass By: Thatbyinnyu Phaya, Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

    With a height of just over 60 meters, the Thatbyinnyu Pagoda is one of the highest monuments of Bagan. The majestic pagoda, towering above other nearby temples and pagodas is visible from much of the Bagan plains.

    After the single storey pagodas built during the early period like the Shwezigon pagoda, the Thatbyinnyu is one of the first two storey structures built in Bagan.

    Pass By: Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery, Near the Ayeyarwady River, Leya Myanmar

    Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery (built 18th century)
    Nat Taung Kyaung (or Nat-taung Monastery, also known at May-taung Taik), located in the vicinity of Taung-bi village and immediately to the north of the town walls of Old Bagan, sets in a secluded clearing amidst a wide variety of trees and vegetation.

    Pass By: Tharabar Gate, Bagan Myanmar

    Tharabar Gate is the main gate of the east wall and the only structure left of the old city built by King Pyinbya. It was built in 849 A.D during the 9th century. The western and northern part of the city wall were washed away by the river. There was originally twelve gates during that time. Tharabar is derived from the Pali term "Sarabhanga" meaning "shielded against arrows".

    Pass By: Htilominlo Pahto, Bagan Myanmar

    The Htilominlo temple is a large majestic structure towering 46 meters high. Its design is similar to that of the Sulamani, which was build about three decades earlier by the previous King. The monument is named after its builder, King Htilominlo who was also known as Zeya Theinkha and Nadaungmyar.
    The Htilominlo is a brick structure, that was originally plastered with white stucco, some of which is still in place. The intricately carved stucco contains depictions of ogresses and mythological animals like Makara sea creatures.

    Stop At: Shwezigon Paya, Bagan Myanmar

    The Shwezigon Pagoda is one of the oldest and most impressive monuments of Bagan. Most noticeable is the huge gold plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. The design of the Shwezigon Pagoda has been copied many times across Burma over the centuries.

    Several shrines and temple buildings have been added to the complex since construction of the stupa in the year 1090. As the pagoda enshrines a number of sacred Buddhist relics, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bagan, Bagan, Mandalay Region

    tour details
    Magic Bagan with its numerous pagodas and temples has a fascinating countryside. Enjoy a relaxing time in outside Bagan where you see typical villages and most charming people. Experience the unique culture and ways of life beyond Bagan. This tour will give you an input into the village life in general and you see how simple these people live and yet how happy they are. Discover a real sense of community spirit in the villages. Visiting different people’s houses and seeing how they live in harmony with their animals and the produce of their fields.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Minnanthu Village, Bagan Myanmar

    Minnanthu, to the east of Bagan, is an agricultural village which specializes in the production of sesame and peanut oil. The village is well worth a look around, if only to view its cow-driven seed grinders. After Minnanthu Village, we 'll visit temples and villages off the tourist track and discover authentic Bagan through its people. Enjoy sunset from hidden temple, along the riverside, or with locals in a rural village rarely seen by outsiders.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bagan, Bagan, Mandalay Region

    Then, head to one of the elevated area to enjoy sunset in BAGAN.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bagan, Bagan, Mandalay Region

    After sunset , we will ride back hotel or the point where we start. And the end of the service.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Kayay Street, Kayay St, New Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative paths.
    • Need further information about client’s high and the size of Bike prior to the designated departure date.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Bagan Explorer

Activity ID: V-101818P1

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