After breakfast at the hotel, spend a full day biking around the ancient temples.
Start with a visit to the colourful Nyaung Oo Market where the locals come to buy and trade fresh
produce and handicrafts. Continue to Shwezigon Pagoda, known for its magnificent golden stupa,
and Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings. Your final visit this morning is at the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Take a break from the midday heat for lunch and a chance to relax.
Bagan – curries from the dry zone served at a monastery
The dry zone (as the area around Bagan is called) is not known for its fertile lands as the main crops grown are rice, peanuts, sesame seeds and tamarind. The food created from it is delicious though and we will serve you some beautiful food in a traditional monastery.
This afternoon, observe the process of traditional lacquerware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then, visit Ananda, an architectural masterpiece reflecting the early-style of Bagan temple construction and containing four impressive standing Buddha images. Continue to nearby Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period.
Dinner at local restaurant
Biking Distance: Approximately 16 km
Overnight at Zfreeti Hotel or similar