Magyikan Village and Ancient Temples
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.
WHY THIS TOUR?
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.
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.