Burma's capital between the 11th and 13th centuries, Bagan (Pagan) is arguably the most stunning, awe-inspiring site in all of South East Asia. Four thousand pagodas of stone and brick, almost half of which remain largely intact, are scattered across an area of more than 40 square kilometres on the eastern banks of the Irrawaddy River. It's an ancient cityscape, which spreads out into the distance, an impossibly beautiful icon of Burma's cultural heritage.
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Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.
Top itineraries in Bagan
After private tours and luxury stays among Yangon’s colonial charm, Inle Lake’s floating villages and Mandalay’s royal palaces, a luxury river cruise showcases the Irrawaddy’s charm, from Bagan’s wonders to rural villages.
Showcase Myanmar’s rich heritage, world-wonder sights and fascinating culture on this fortnight-long itinerary that spans a hand-picked collection of unique experiences.
This itinerary is very much a chance to head along the river less travelled as you visit cultures unchanged and landscapes pristine on a luxury cruise along the Chindwin River. In between, tours of Inle, Yangon and Bagan will showcase Myanmar's golden highlights.
Top places to stay in Bagan
Discover the ancient sites of a national treasure before returning to a resort that combines traditional aesthetics with international luxuries. It’s the only hotel found among the Bagan complex.
With the region’s ancient sights on your doorstep, you’ll spend your day exploring before returning to spacious rooms, poolside relaxation and an international restaurant.
Whether you’re experiencing Myanmar’s highlights on the Irrawaddy or its off-the-beaten track beauty on the Chindwin, you’ll enjoy fine dining and poolside luxury.
Regularly topping people's lists of dream destinations, Myanmar (Burma) is one of the world's most exciting destinations. It has recently opened its doors to more accessible forms of tourism, meaning you can enjoy this evocative, mysterious country easier than before.
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