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Visit Bagan's Old Palace Complex

This live-streamed, interactive Online Experience will allow you to take a virtual walk through the enchanting temple city of Bagan with over 3500 stunning pagodas. You will get to visit the old palace complex, where you will see the highest temple from the 12th century, a Hindu temple from the 11th century, and the Ngakywenataung Stupa which dates back to the 10th century. You will also get to visit the Golden Cave Temple (12th century) and the palace excavation site. Your guide will also help you explore the different kinds of religion that flourished in the Bagan era, and learn more about how our ancestors here used to live.

From Bagan
Online Experience
1 Hour
Asia
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Discover the ancient city of Bagan on this live-streamed experience
  • Visit the Thatbyinnyu Temple and Natlaung Kyaung Temple
  • Explore the Shwegu Gyi Temple, located on a vast excavation site 
  • Learn about the rich Buddhist and Hindu philosophies and how they inform each of these structures
Description

This online experience will take you through the enchanting city of Bagan, home to over 3500 stunning pagodas concentrated over an area of 42 square kilometres. Each pagoda in the complex houses unique plaster carvings and paintings, making Bagan a truly beautiful place to visit.

We will start our virtual tour from the Thatbyinnyu Temple in the Old Palace Complex, which is the tallest structure in Bagan and dates back to the 12th century. The imposing shikhara tower of this stone and stucco temple makes it a truly awe-inspiring structure. 

Another structure that inspires similar emotions and appreciation is the Natlaung Kyaungs, a highly revered Hindu Temple from the 11th century. We will visit the Natlaung Kyaungs and learn about its significance, and then make our way to the Ngakywenataung Stupa which dates all the way back to the 10th century. Along the way, I will tell you about the different religions which have historically been followed by the people of Bagan, and you will get to know about the evolution of Stupas in Myanmar. I will also share why a solitary white temple stands in this complex of reddish-brown temples.

We will end our tour with a visit to the Shwegu Gyi or Golden Cave Temple, which dates back to the 12th century and is located on a vast excavation site. After spending some time at this site and talking about its significance to Bagan and its people, we will finally say our goodbyes. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be delivered via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Since this tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • Please sign for the zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time
  • You can book this tour for 20 USD per screen or as a private tour for 70 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Thet

I am a licensed local tour guide in Bagan, and welcome you all in my home town. With me, you will uncover stories that you would not be able to find in books. I have put my heart and soul in curating this high-quality online experience for you, so that you can understand Bagan more intimately. 

From USD 20 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.