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Journey to hidden corners of Bagan

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This day trip is for those seeking different senses of Bagan. In walking distance to the east of Bagan temple zone, Minanthu village is a pleasant stop to have a touch into the traditional slices of life in Bagan. Come across women carrying water from the well, children in front of bamboo houses seperated by bamboo fences, farmer growing seasonal crops on dry land & unhurried ox-cart treading on the roads, take all the time you like to stay, chat and laugh with genuine locals. Coninue the day with an upriver boat along Irrawaddy river to Kyaukku U Min, also known as a Rock Cave Tunnel, which will feast your eyes with notable architecture, exquisite stone carvings and arouse your curiosity with an ancient legend behind.


  Set a walk thourgh traditional village of Minanthu

  Sail upstream Irrawaddy river to the exotic temple of Kyaukku U Min

  Explore the hidden treasure of charming architecture in Kyaukku U Min

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Bagan, Kyauk Gu U Min Walk around Minanthu village, afternoon boat to explore Kyaukku U Min
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    Walk around Minanthu village, afternoon boat to explore Kyaukku U Min

Drive to Minnanthu village and take a stroll and explore real local life and culture. See how the villagers go about their day to day activities like collecting sesame seeds (or other seasonal crops), weaving cloth and spinning cotton. There is also a silversmith shop where they make their own silver jewelry. You are to keep on walking to Lay MyatHnar complex to experience the layout of brick monastery compound and monastic life in Bagan.

In the afternoon, we will sail down the Ayeyarwaddy River to reach KyaukGu U Min, a cave temple with excellent sandstone carvings and giant Buddha images. Splendid natural settings blend perfectly with antique humans' construction, surely an ideal place to enjoy dusk.

Warm notice: From October to March, you can request a hot-air balloon ride which takes you above the charming Bagan plain and the impressive Ayeyarwaddy River to watch sunrise. Remember to get up early.

River trip to explore the cracked rock cave temple of Kyauk Gu U Min

Drive to the banks of the Irrawaddy River and board in a private wooden motorboat on Aye Yar Jetty for upriver sailing to Kyauk Gu U Min, a remote temple located in quieter side of Bagan. The unique beauty of the temple appreciated by floral designed entrance, exquisite stone carvings depicting religious figures, inner-wall Buddha statues and the notable feature of light wells. There is also a cave found at the back of the temple since it was built against the site of precipitous cliff near the bank of mighty Irrawaddy river. Learn of the legend story behind this temple cave which was largely believed to be a shelter from the invading Mongols. While travelling slowly along the river, take your chance to capture fabulous views of riverside villages, fishermen and local boats passing by. 


Excellent insight into authentic Minanthu village

Minanthu village, to the east of Bagan, is the place which gives you an excellent insight into the traditional daily life of local people. Taking a walk in the village and you will see people in their daily work: collecting water from well, harvesting sesame seeds, weaving cloth, spinning cotton, making cheroot & silver jewelry, etc.  Don't hesitate to say "Mingalabar" (which means "Hello" in Burmese) and the friendly villagers will always be very happy to share you their ways of living through inside stories. It is also nice to visit the nearby temple Lay Myat Hnar monastic complex. The shining white exterior with old paintings coverring interior walls will surely leave you a great lasting impression.



Walking, Boating
Included Services
  •   Private transports in air-conditioned vehicle
  •   Water & tissues on coach
  •   Local English-speaking guide
  •   Private boat to Kyuakku U Min
  •   Our personal assistance


  •   International & domestic flights
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa application & fees
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Meals, drinks not mentioned
  •   Zone fee in Bagan
  •   Tips & gratuities for guide and driver

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