Destination of Bagan
Founded in 849 AD it became the capital of the first unified Kingdom and the first multinational Union of Myanmar in 1044 AD. 42 square kilometer of open land, sited on the east bank of the famed Ayeyarwaddy River, covered by 5,000 mysterious and magnificent stupas and hollow pagodas of a bygone era, make Bagan one of the wonders of the world. Today, Bagan is a rich and premier archaeological site that offers a rich heritage from a twelveth century empire. A panoramic view of this land at sunset will leave you with a lingering sense of awe and wonder.
Mount Popa, a 1,500-meter high extinct volcano, and located some 67 km south east of Bagan is home of Myanmar's "nats" - a collection of 37 supernatural beings. This area has also been designated as a national park, a perfect place of eco-tourism.
Salay (Sale Town)
Salay is 55 miles far away from Bagan, an ancient town in Myanmar culture. Salay is also on the great Ayeyarwaddy River, like Bagan, another pleasurable way to get there is to go by one of the small motor boats available for hire and which usually leaves Bagan from the Bu-Phaya jetty. It is worth visiting for it's exceptional 18th century wood carving works at "Yoke Sone" monastery. Antique Buddha Statue is made of bamboo and colonial buildings in Salay are the most tourist attractive points.
Zee O Village
It is located in the south-east of Bagan and driving hour is about 30 mins. You can see the enormous thousand years aged tamarind tree, the place of remains of prehistorically blacksmith workshop sites, panty and spreading of wood fossils. The local people believed that Zee O Village area is protected by the guardian spirits (Nats) of the brother and sister. In the morning time, you can see the palm sugar production and the traditional way of cooking oil procession in the Zee O Village.
Nga Tha York Village
It is about 16 miles far from Bagan, but driving hour is 2 hours because of many sandy streams on the way. You can see the earthen potteries making different kinds of earthen wears and also you can see the soya bean-paste production.