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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.

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 the fascinating local culture of the people in the region.

We will take you away from the tourism-dominated areas of Bagan to rarely visited towns and villages, giving you a chance to see the local life and interact with local Burmese 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

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  • From pottery to temple vistas, cooking classes to bathing elephants, this is a culturally immersive hands on tour that will show you the true heart of Myanmar (Burma) and its people.

    Hands On Myanmar

    From pottery to temple vistas, cooking classes to bathing elephants, this is a culturally immersive hands on tour that will show you the true heart of Myanmar (Burma) and its people.

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    From pottery to temple vistas, cooking classes to bathing elephants, this is a culturally immersive <i>hands on</i> tour that will show you the true heart of Myanmar (Burma) and its people.

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