Bagan unveils seven new destinations for domestic, international tourists

Apart from these new exciting additions, visitors can explore a variety of artefacts, utensils and ancient Buddha statues from the Bagan era.


According to the Depart­ment of Archaeology and National Museum (Bagan Branch) under the Ministry of Reli­gious Affairs and Culture, seven new destinations will be developed for both local and foreign tourists.


The seven new tours include the Kyaukmyathmaw tour in the Bagan Ancient Cultural Zone, a trip to the rocky lake on Thetsoe Mountain in the southeast of NyaungU Township, a visit to the 900-year-old tamarind tree in Zee-O-Hla Village, exploration of the 21-acre Sal Forest conserved by the Forest Department, a tour of Set­setyo Village in NyaungU Township, which preserves Myanmar tradition­al hairstyles called Yaungpaysu for boys and Sanyitwine for girls (top-knot with a circular fringe), a visit to Yotesone Monastery in Thepyintaw village, located about 16 miles from the NyaungU-Kyaukpadaung road, a tour of Gemoe Pond in Legwa and Latpanaing villages in Kyaukpadaung Township and the Mount Popa Tour, situated approximately 11 miles northeast of Kyauk­padaung Township.


Additionally, visitors can ex­plore utensils from the Bagan era at the Bagan Ancient Nation­al Museum. The museum fea­tures stone inscriptions from the Bagan period, standing Buddha statues, seated Buddha statues, votive tablets, four-edged dag­gers, and various weapons used by kings during the Bagan era. The NyaungU District Directo­rate of Hotels & Tourism has also developed hills for viewing the breathtaking beauty of Bagan’s sunrise and sunset. — TWA/CT