Myanmar - Bagan & Central Myanmar (Chapter)
This is the Bagan & Central Myanmar chapter from Lonely Planet’s Myanmar (Burma) guidebook.
Between the Shan Mountains and the serpentine Ayeyarwady, this region is the heartland of Bamar culture. Temple-hop over the plains of Bagan or ride ox carts through rice fields and rolling plains, witnessing scenes that hark back centuries.
- watch the sun rise over the temple-strewn plain of Bagan from a hot-air balloonmaps
- restaurants & accommodation
- hit the Ayeyarwady River on a Bagan–Mandalay boat, or on a half-day trip to nearby temples
- pay your respects to Myanmar’s 37 nat at their spiritual home, the monkey-arama mountaintop temple at Mt Pop
Coverage includes: Bagan & around, Nyaung U, Old Bagan, Myinkaba, New Bagan (Bagan Myothit), Mt Popa, Salay, Pakokku, Monywa & around, Myingyan, Yangon–Mandalay Highway, Taungoo, Nay Pyi Taw, Meiktila, Yangon–Bagan Highway, Pyay (Prome) & around, Magwe.
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