Inside Burma Tours

Local Communities Of Bagan

Get a dose of local culture in Bagan. Do as the locals do, starting the day at the fresh market, take in a teashop for a drink and a chat, visit a monastery for a glimpse of Myanmar's spiritual side and witness the production of traditional handicrafts.

Get a dose of local culture in Bagan. Do as the locals do, starting the day at the fresh market, take in a teashop for a drink and a chat, visit a monastery for a glimpse of Myanmar's spiritual side and witness the production of traditional handicrafts.

Bagan is world famous for its impressive number of ancient temples and pagodas scattered across its plains. While a day amongst these architectural wonders is a must for anyone visiting Burma, few tourists get to experience and take in the fascinating local culture or the people in the region.

We will take you away from the tourism-dominated areas of Bagan into the local towns and villages of the region, giving you a chance to see the local life of the Burmese people and an opportunity to interact with the local people. Start with a visit to the Nyaung U market and wander with the locals who come each day to shop. Browse the array of items on offer, learning about the exotic fruits and unique spices grown in the area.

Continue to a nearby teashop. Teashops serve as social hubs in Myanmar and are thus an important part of daily life. Enjoy a cup of tea and soak in the atmosphere where you will see local families, groups of friends and businessmen huddled over steaming cups and discussing the day's news.

Then take a closer look at Bagan's spiritual side with a stop at Hngat Pyit Taung Monastery, a site rarely visited by tourists. Learn about monastic life and explore the temple's caves to better understand the spiritual beliefs of the Burmese.

Finally discover the artistic talents of Bagan's residents. Visit workshops producing lacquerware and wood crafts, two traditional crafts of the town. Witness skilled artisans create handmade works using techniques handed down from generation to generation.

Local Communities Of Bagan

located in Bagan

Read more >

Other suggested Outdoors & Adventure

View more >
  • Cycling Middle Burma

    Cycling Middle Burma

    Take the long route from Mandalay to Bagan by hopping on a bike and covering the journey over a leisurely three day pedal instead

    Read more >

  • Biking through Bagan

    Biking through Bagan

    There is no better way to absorb the beauty and unique atmosphere of Bagan than by jumping on a bike and discovering it for yourself.

    Read more >

  • Kayaking on Inle Lake

    Kayaking on Inle Lake

    If you like to paddle and see life from water-level you'll love our Inle Lake kayaking experience. Join the locals out on the water!

    Read more >