Myanmar - Bagan & Central Myanmar (PDF Chapter)
This is the Bagan & Central Myanmar chapter from Lonely Planet’s Myanmar guidebook.
Bagan, with its wondrous vista of pagodas and stupas, many dating to the 12th century, is this region's star attraction. In central Myanmar, ox carts amble through rice fields and rolling plains, rimmed by the Shan Mountains and the snaking Ayeyarwady River.
- clamber up the steps to the top of an ancient pagoda for a jaw-dropping view over the tem-ple-studded plain of Bagan
- take a sunset boat ride on the Ayeyarwady River from Old Bagan, enjoying the peaceful rhythms of life along the waterfront
- pay respects to Myanmar’s 37 nat at their spiritual home, the monkey-tastic volcanic moun-taintop temple at Mt Popa
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Yangon–Mandalay Highway, Taungoo (Toungoo), Nay Pyi Taw, Meiktila, Yangon–Bagan Highway, Pyay, Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra), Magwe, Bagan & Around, Nyaung U, Old Bagan, Myinkaba, New Bagan (Bagan Myothit), Mt Popa, Salay, Pa-kokku, Monywa & Around.
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