Photo: See the temples from another angle.

Boat trips

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If you fancy a change from sand and acacia thorns and need a break from cycling then try a river cruise right by Bagan.

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Some upscale resorts offer short sunset cruises on their own craft but you can head down to the Nyaung U jetty, or Fantasia Cafe in Old Bagan, and you’ll see boats for hire for inexpensive short trips up or down stream.

Boats come in all shapes and sizes, from the small and simple... Photo taken in or around Boat trips, Bagan, Burma_myanmar by Mark Ord.

Boats come in all shapes and sizes, from the small and simple... Photo: Mark Ord

At the Nyaung U jetty you’ll find boatmen hanging around offering hour-long trips upstream to visit some attractive temples and the otherwise not easily accessed clifftop pagoda Kyauk Gu Paya. These are interesting temples that you’re certain to have to yourself and the scenery as the boat hugs the bank is pretty. Boats seat around four people and price is around 15,000 kyat.

Fantasia run scheduled trips at 17:00 every day for sunset views, and will sell you a couple of beers from their bar to take along. You can however turn up any time and just rent one. Their boats can comfortably seat 10 people or so and charge 4,000 per person for a tour lasting an ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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