NYAUNG U (BAGAN)
Bagan is the main tourist destination in Myanmar and old capital city of Myanmar. Situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyawaddy River. The trip to Bagan tour highlights include are Ananda Temple, Thatbyinnyu, Gadawtpalin, Shwesan daw(view sunset), Bu Pagoda, Dhammayangyi, Shwezigon Pagoda, etc…. The main four places to visit are Shwezigon, ananda, dhammayangyi and thabbinnyu Pagodas. One of the attraction of the sun set view can pleasure with the boat in the Ayeyawaddy River.
Founded in 849 AD it became the capital of the first unified Kingdom and the first multinational Union of Myanmar in 1044 AD. 42 square kilometres of open land, sited on the east bank of the famed Ayeyarwady River, covered by 5,000 mysterious and magnificent stupas and hollow pagodas of a bygone era, make Pagan one of the wonders of the world. Here lies a great monument to one of Myanmar’s brilliant eras. Today it is a rich and premier archaeological site that ofters a rich heritage from a twelfth century empire. A panoramic view of this land at sunset will leave you with a lingering sense of awe and wonder.
Buddhist monuments in Myanmar fall into 2 basic styles – solid pagodas and hollow pagodas. Solid pagodas are solid conical structures with a central treasure vault below. Hollow pagodas are build with a hollow chamber in the centre where pilgrims can enter to worship or meditate