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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
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Owner description: An area of 42 sq km houses thousands of richly decorated pagodas & temples.
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Hire yourself an ebike. They are so cheap. Grab your camera and a couple of bottles of water and get out there.

You should hire a guide for your first day to do the big temples. This way you get to know the history and how they were made.

After that it's great to go it alone. My husband and I had a great time going to both the big and small temples.

You can't climb the big temples any more however, you can climb the small ones. You can either pay the locals who are hi ting for lucky money or like us find your own.

The locals are great and they are selling all sorts of garments and pictures so you can pick up an all sorts of souvenirs.

Not all temples have a dress code. If you need something to cover your up with then you can but something from the local sellersoutside the temples.

The locals are very friendly and are generally very interested in where you are from because they do not have money to travel in their own country let alone abroad.

Not all temples have UNESCO status because of the rebuilds but they are stunning. A must whilst your in Bagan

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

We travelled to the site by horse and cart. Such a beautiful part of the country and the temples were just wonderful. It’s not crowded so you can stroll around taking in the spectacular scenery. Definitely visit

Thank Katetherat
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

The sheer volume and variety of temples is impressive, and unlike any place I’ve ever been. But the big temples are swarming with some of the most aggressive merchants I’ve ever fought off, and the little temples for the most part are very poorly taken care of (often with animal droppings, cigarette butts and other human trash littered within and without). Occasionally there were brooms leaning against the temples so my boyfriend or I would try to clean them up a little, but it got more depressing the more temples we saw. On top of that, even just walking or biking from place to place made you succeptible to being harassed by potential tour guides trying to take you for a ride. The unceasing solicitation for tours and trinkets made staying in the hotel or isolating on a boat tour feel safer and quieter.

Thank Harnar_Landoth
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

I have been there 7 years ago and you feel that there is not a dedicated protection like World Heritage to keep it in an original way. Myanmar tries to do restoration but it is a mismatch. Also, new buildings come up between the temples and were used to be horses and charge are cars only driving around.

Thank Katja R
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend to go for a guided tour, where the guide will show you to the places of interest / temples, as well as the story telling of its history. Very meaningful and informative. Otherwise, hire an Ebike and explore the site on your own! It will be equally interesting and fun! The ancient temples are simply amazing and very well preserved.

Thank Leolwll
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