The main tourist destination in Myanmar is Bagan, capital of the first Myanmar Empire; one of the richest archaeological sites in South-east Asia. Situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyawaddy River. The Magic of Bagan has inspired visitors to Myanmar for nearly 1000 years. Bagan is full of ancient architecture and ruins. Temples, pagodas, monuments, stone scripts, votive tablets, wall paintings, mural paintings, stuccos carvings can be found in many places in Bagan. Bagan covers an area of 42sq.km containing over 2000 well-preserved pagodas and temples of the 11th13th century.. An earthquake on July 8. 1975. severely damaged more than half of the important structures and irreparably destroyed many of them. The main 4 places to visit are Shwezigon, Ananda, Dhammayangyi and Thabbyinnyu Pagodas.
Among these pagodas. there are four most famous pagodas which has the special features as follows : Dhu=Dhammayan(Thethickest) Nyan=Thabinnyu(TheOmniscient) Anu=Ananda(Themostsculptural) Thakho = Shwezigon (The most powerful)
Ballooning over Bagan
Myanmar has the ancient city Bagan in the middle plains of the country. Visitors from all over the world have been always excited to view the “finest sights” of the world which include the city of Bagan. Now. international and local tourists can have the inspiration of viewing the sights of Bagan from the Ballooning crossing over Bagan. There are three companies offering hot air balloon rides in Myanmar: Balloons Over Bagan (since 1999) ,the Oriental Ballooning(since 2013) and newly established Golden Eagle Ballooning(since November 2014). All ballooning flights reservation can be arrange-able through our company (Travel Life Travel Co.,ltd).
A unique travel experience is a hot-air balloon ride over the archaeological zone, which is available during the winter months.The Balloon flights usually take place early in the morning. Before sunrise and before sunset is the best time for the viewers to go up. The flight usually takes about 45minutes to 1 hour. From the Balloon one can see the most magnificent monuments and the unforgettable scenes in Bagan.