Ayeyarwady River banks to Bagan Road trip in Myanmar is exceptionally interesting because you need to change your modes of transportation often to reach your destination. And this adds to the fun, for sure. Bagan is fascinating and different corners can be explored in various ways. We suggest you enjoy a nice trip in your car and head to Pakokku, which is located across the Ayeyarwady River. Before you hop into the next transportation mode, take a leisurely walk around town and definitely try photography at the Pakokku market.
Interacting with the local cottage industry workers can present a good idea on their craftsmanship. Most small shops here are into slipper-making (almost everyone’s wearing a new funky pair each month) and cheroot making workshops. Stop by a local restaurant to grab some traditional goodies and then drive along to visit the ancient Pagoda built in the 3rd Century BC. It is beautifully situated on the western bank of Ayeyarwady River. Now is the time to park your car, pick your all-weather jacket and move to the Pakokku jetty. Get set for a nice boat cruise across the Ayeyarwaddy River toward Bagan. Local river life is just as interesting as many vendors sell flowers, food packets and healthy fresh meals on the boats for tourists. As you reach Bagan, begin your bicycle trail to watch the beauty of Thatbinnyu, Ananda, Gawdanpalin, Dhammayangi temples and the Shwezigon Pagoda. The temple interiors celebrate images of Buddha and guardian Nats or spirit gods. (Source-ET)