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