Did you know?

A unique festival is the Nat Festival; Myanmar is the home of 37different Nat’s, ‘ Spirits ‘, who play a significant role in the daily life of every Burmese, as does the Lord Buddha.

Bagan & Vicinity

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King Anawrahta founded Bagan in AD 1044. Bagan is situated on the left bank of the famed Ayeyarwaddy River and is covered with more than 2000 ancient pagodas and temples. Many of the ancient temples and pagodas are sprawled across the wide expanses of green delta plain. By visiting Bagan, you can know very well the historical, cultural and archaeological of Myanmar. Anyone arriving in this zone is astonished that people had the abilities in ancient times to build such amazing monuments. NowaDay, Bagan is the greatest archaeological site in Southeast Asia and famous for its traditional lacquerware home industry. You should take the time to visit the lacquerware workshop to observe how craftsmen produce the unique lacquerware accessories.


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Ananda Temple

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The Ananda Temple, built in 1090, is King Kyansittha's masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style of temple architectures. There are four huge Buddha images in standing position and a series of 80 relief's depicting the final life of the Buddha from His birth to His enlightenment is incredible. It is a felicitous and harmonious blending of the best Myanmar, Mon and Indian architectural styles of those Day.


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Thatbyinnyu Temple

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This (over) 66 meters high temple was built by King Alaungsithu in the mid 15th Century. It can offers a magnificent panoramic beauty Bagan plains to the visitors.


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Gawdawpalin Temple

This 12th century temple was built by King Narapatisithu and about 60 meters high. The sunset over the scenic beauty of the Ayeyarwaddy River with the backdrop of Tankyitaung Hill and the panoramic view of ancient Bagan can be seen from the upper terrance of the temple.


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Htilominlo Temple

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The temple is one of the largest temples of Bagan that was built about 1221 AD by King Nandaungmya. It's a two-storied building structure stands 50 meters above the ground. This temple is famous for its fine plaster carvings on the arch-pediments, pilaster and frieze.


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Gubyaukgyi Temple

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his temple is famous for its wall painting, depicting scenes from the previous lives of the Buddha, each scenes is painted on a small, square panel which is neatly delineated. The pyramidal spire which surmounts the main square block probably owed inspiration to the Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya. The legends in Myanmar gave the title of each Jataka and mentioned the main character depicted in the scence. It was written in four languages - Myanmar, Pali, Mon & Pyu.


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Shewzigon Pagoda

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This simple, massive and imposing pagoda was built by King Anawrahta ( the founder of the first Myanamar Empire) and completed by King Kyansittha in 1084. Shwezigon Pagoda became the prototype for later Myanmar Pagodas. The Shwezigon was held in special reverence by successive kings. The pagoda festival is held from late October to early November.


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Bupaya Pagoda

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The Bupaya is one of the famous pagodas in Bagan. This pagoda with a bulbous dome resembling the gourd fruit is a favorite spot for visitors to watch the sunset. The most beautiful view of the nature of Ayeyarwaddy River & dawn and sunset is the unforgettable travel experience for the visitors.


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Other interesting places

Archaeological Museum
Dammayangyi Temple
Gawdawpalin Temple
Lawkananda Pagoda
Mingalarzedi Pagoda
Nan Paya Temple
Shwegygyi Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda
Tharaba Gateway
Thatbyinnyu Temple


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Balloons Over Bagan

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As Marco Polo described” one of the finest sights in the world” now visitors to Myanmar can view the unique and enchanting view of the 10th century ruin as it has never been seen before. Now, we have been operating (6) balloons or a maximum of 72 passengers at any one time and we will be able to increase our capacity to seven balloons (maximum of (88) passengers). Each custom made balloon is built in the UK. Our balloons are insured for two million dollars, third party, and passenger liability, through Lloyd's accidence and illness policy of London. The validity of insurance is from 1st October 2011 to 01st April 2012 for Year (2011-2012).

Imagine floating over thousands years old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains. The sunrise and sunset flights last just under one hour and take off daily during the season.

Return from "Balloon Over Bagan"

As Marco Polo described” one of the finest sights in the world” now visitors to Myanmar can view the unique and enchanting view of the 10th century ruin as it has never been seen before. The company has been operating (6) balloons or a maximum of 72 passengers at any one time and this will be able to increase the capacity to seven balloons (maximum of (88) passengers). Each custom made balloon is built in the UK. Each balloon is insured for US$ 2,000,000 third party and passenger liability, through Lloyds of London.

Imagine floating over thousands years old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains. The sunrise and sunset flights last just under one hour and take off daily during the season. "



Myanmar Oriental Ballooning

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Take to the skies of Myanmar in our small, exclusive balloons and experience the true flavour of this astonishing country from a different perspective! Feel at ease in our traditional wicker basket compartments, which you will share with only one or two other people. During our bespoke flights, your professional and knowledgeable pilot will open up a new horizon of tales and discoveries before you. Drifting on the gentle breeze, fly low over villages to hear local people greeting you with waving hands and a friendly 'Mingalabar'. Climbing high, you can take in the 360 degree panoramic view of the entire region. The Oriental Ballooning team would like to make your visit truly memorable by taking you into the skies on one of our exclusive balloon rides. Enjoy a viewpoint that no other form of transport can offer. Our UK commercially licensed pilots are skilled at giving you the experience of a lifetime. As you eventually drift back to earth, you will be greeted by our dedicated crew, and can celebrate your flight with a glass of chilled sparkling wine, in true aeronautical tradition. Please accept, with our compliments, your own Oriental Ballooning cap and personally-signed flight certificate before we return you to your hotel or guest house.



Mt.Popa & Vicinity

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Mt. Popa, a 1500 meter extinct volcano, about 67 km south east of Bagan. The meaning of Mt. Popa is a mountain of flowers and it is generally known as the abode of legendary Nats (Spirits). The natural spring, flowers and lush forest, and wealth of medicinal plants all surround Mt. Popa and there is also a National Park in Mt. Popa where you can observe rare species of birds and butterflies, orchids and dense sandalwood forests. All of these facts make Mt. Popa an Oasis of the dry zone of Myanmar. Mt. Popa can make easy day’s excursion trip from Bagan by visiting local villages and a palm tree plantation along the way.



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