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Air Ballooning over Bagan in Myanmar

Hot air ballooning over the temples in Bagan slowly and magnificently reveals the secrets of the old city

Air Ballooning over Bagan
Air Ballooning over Bagan
Air Ballooning over Bagan
Air Ballooning over Bagan

These spectacular views and a breathtaking experience awaits for you! It may well be one of the best things you've ever done.

You will fly above the 4,000 the temples and stupas below you astounded by the beauty and diversity of them while enjoying the extraordinary serenity of Bagan during sunrise. It will also be possible to have an afternoon flight for sunset.

The breathtaking views of stupas appearing through the delicate mist are quite unforgettable. You'll see far more temples flying than you would in some days by foot. Moreover, to the one side there's the mighty Irrawaddy River, to the other—the volcanic Mt. Popa, below—the smiling and excited local children, traditional houses, and households of the Burmese people.

It’s important to know that the Balloons are seasonal, which means that they only operate from October-March. If you are going to Myanmar during any other month, then the balloons will be closed.

Practical info

When is the best time to go for hot air ballooning in Bagan, Myanmar?

The ideal period for hot air ballooning in Bagan, Myanmar is from October until March. During these months, the weather is dry and the skies are clear, and stunning sunrises can be witnessed from the hot air balloon. Show more

What can I expect during a hot air balloon ride over Bagan, Myanmar?

Experience an incredible hot air balloon ride over Bagan, Myanmar which provides breathtaking views of over 4,000 temples and stupas. Passengers can expect to see the stunning landscape that includes Mt. Popa and the Irrawaddy River. The rides typically last for one hour and you will have the chance to witness captivating sunrises or sunsets, depending on your booking. Show more

How many temples are there in Bagan that can be seen from the hot air balloon?

Take a hot air balloon ride over Bagan, Myanmar and witness more than 4,000 stunning temples and stupas. An aerial view can give travelers an appreciation for the vastness and diversity of the ancient city that was created between the 11th and 13th centuries. The beautiful landscape and temple ruins seen from the balloon are sure to charm visitors. Show more

Where can I get the tickets for the hot air balloon ride in Bagan, Myanmar?

Tickets for Bagan's hot air balloon rides can be purchased through local tour agents or online travel booking portals. Most companies offer transportation services to and from your hotel. The cost of tickets can vary from $300 - $450 depending on the package and the company you select. Show more

Why do hot air balloons only operate seasonally in Bagan, Myanmar?

Hot air balloons are only operated in Bagan, Myanmar between October and March due to the weather. The heavy rains and strong winds of the monsoon season (May to October) make it difficult and hazardous to operate hot air balloons. As a result, seasonal operation of the balloons is better for the preservation of the ancient temples and stupas, potentially preventing damage. Show more

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