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“Must-do experience deserving to be in everyone's bucket list”
Review of Bagan Temples

Bagan Temples
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US$53.00*
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Private City Day Tour of Bagan
Ranked #1 of 110 things to do in Bagan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An area of 42 sq km houses thousands of richly decorated pagodas & temples.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

So let me start by saying that this might not be the trip you'd wish to go with small kids or really anyone who likes to travel in comfort: to enjoy it at the fullest you WILL need to do it on an ebike (that's more like a small scooter, not those electric-assisted bikes) as they are sometimes the only (or at least the easiest) way to get to the more off-the-beaten-path pagodas. It is HOT out there and most of the roads outside the city walls are unpaved, so they will get dusty or drenched depending on the weather.
Bottom line: it is supposed to be an ADVENTURE, not a leisure stroll around the countryside. If your kids are up to it, definitely bring them along, but otherwise maybe reschedule this for when they are a little older (or go before having any, that would also work). But, hey, its gonna be SO MUCH FUN, that I promise you.
Sunrises and sunsets are the crowdest time to be in the major pagodas so either go for the smallest, off-the-track ones or be prepared to see it with a crowd.
Be aware though that as many places in SE Asia, locals are everywhere trying to sell you their stuff and they are VERY annoying (although some of them sell some beautiful paintings).

Thank BrunoSRC
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We travelled trough & stayed in this area near the shores of the Irrawaddy River. Its steeped in history & the temples were built in the 12th century. The whole plain is covered ruined & restored temples

Thank Ros896
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have to admit that I am a bit jaded because I have also been to Ankor Wat temples in Cambodia. The Anlor Wat Temples are in better shape than the temples in Bagan. I don't know exactly why that is. Perhaps it is because Bagan has had more earthquakes over the centuries. That being said, it was a magnificent experience exploring among the temples at Bagan, I was not disappointed at all. The shear number of temples is mind blowing and the amount of work it must have taken for such an architectural feat is incomprehinsible.

1  Thank ChuckL13
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

RENT AN ELECTRIC BIKE. ANY PERSON OF ANY AGE CAN USE THESE..
You will not see anything if you rent a taxi or a stupid horse and cart

Thank cinergycreative
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were at Bagan in oct 2015 and it was raining cats andd dogs. We still enjoyed our visit as much as we could.
We will return on a sunny day.

Thank ANH1204
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