Magyikan Village and Ancient Temples

Magyikan Village
and Ancient Temples

Embark on an immersive and authentic cultural experience with a visit to ancient temples
and Magyikan Community-Based Tourism Village. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with
community leaders and visit traditional home industries in rural villages.


A visit to the Magyikan community-based tourism project (CBT) will enable you to engage in interaction with the local people and gain an in-depth knowledge of their culture and traditions.

Moreover, your visit will contribute to community members’ communication skills and the ongoing success of the scheme as local people will see the importance of this initiative through your participation. The CBT in Magyikan village serves as an essential platform for local people to showcase their culture and traditions to visitors. You will get the chance to see residents undertaking daily activities, enabling a knowledge transfer as both parties learn about their respective lifestyles.


Magyikan Village and Ancient Temples

08:00 - 18:00

The guide and driver will collect you from the hotel and take you to Sale. En route, there will be a stop to visit the bustling local market in Chauk to see the type of produce on offer (open on market days only).

The town of Sale dates back to the late Bagan era and it is home to Sarsana Yaunggyi Wooden Monastery. Inside the temple, you will discover a rare collection of Buddhist scriptures inscribed on palm leaves and Shan paper. You then continue to Man Paya, an impressive lacquer Buddha image believed to date back to the 13th century. This is followed by a visit to the ancient Yoke Sone Monastery where you can view exceptional woodcarvings on the exterior of the building (closed on Mondays and public holidays).

You will then continue to Magyikan village to meet community leaders at a traditional house built for the community-based tourism project. Sit down and chat while enjoying a delicious home-cooked lunch that has been prepared for you by the villagers. You will hear about community-based tourism and how it benefits the locals.

In the afternoon, take a stroll along shady village roads passing plantations and rustic hamlets. You will stop at a family-run brick factory to see how a family-run business operates in Myanmar.

It is then time to start the journey back to Bagan. En route, there will be a stop at Shin Pin Sarkyo Temple which consists of five revered pagodas. This is where King Anawratha welcomed the teaching text of Buddha from lower Burma in the 11th century.

This immersive full-day trip ticks all the boxes for travellers seeking authentic cultural experiences.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Simple home-cooked lunch at a local home is included (food only)


  • Bagan Archaeological Site entrance fees
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Old and New Bagan. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Mount Popa, river cruise ports and Bagan’s Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant; We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, particularly on islands and inside nature reserves, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions
  • The monastery is closed for visitors on Mondays and during public holidays. It is permitted to make photos from the outside during these days.
  • The Chauk local market is open only during so-called market days. These depend exclusively on local commerce. On these days, the market remains open yet less stores showcase their merchandise.


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