Pyu Ancient Cities tour

Imagine yourself traveling back in time! Our exclusive Pyu Ancient Cities tour package take you to the beautiful heritage place of Myanmar that oozes the aura of some long lost past lost in the pages of history. Pyu Ancient Cities includes the archaeological remains of a group of city-states, founded as part of the southward migration by the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu people. The major cities of Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra are stretched out alongside the River Ayeyarwady. In what is the heartland of current Myanmar, the Pyu were the first of the civilizations that settled along the Ayeyarwady River. They built city-states here from the 2nd century BC on. Historians believe they came from the north (the Tibeto-Burman plateau or India) and brought Buddhism and cultures of the east in this land. Pyu Kingdoms that flourished for over 1,000 years between 200 B.C and 900 A.D are easily reflected in its architecture and culture. The excavation the remains include palace citadels, burial grounds and early industrial production sites and monumental brick Buddhist stupas as well. None of the three ancient Pyu cities, Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra lie close to the main tourist destinations in Myanmar. These are essentially still farmlands; circles of cacti protect the Pyu findings that have been singled out. BestWay2India has experienced guides to make sure you indulge fully in these beautiful places. Halin was surrounded by a city wall like the other Pyu cities. Some of the entrance gates and other parts of it have been excavated. The Eastern Gate is generally the first stop, two rows of bricks with a bend at the corners. The other remaining gates look pretty similar and astonishing as well. Here the traces of stupas or monasteries also have been found, their ground plans can still be distinguished. While you stay in Mandalay, it’s recommended to hire a car plus driver and guide for the day and move to Halin.

Pyu Ancient Cities holiday packages

Heavily influenced by trade with India, the Pyu culture imported Buddhism and other cultural, architectural and political concepts into its lands. Here each city has extensive monastic quarters that give a nostalgia of yester times. The reliability and completeness of dated archaeological sequences from the site, with the radiocarbon dates derived from unblemished architectural features date back to 190 BCE, providing scientific proof of the entire 1000 year period of occupation of the cities. It also reinforces palaeographic dates provided by inscriptions in Pyu script on artefacts excavated at the site. The manmade structures such as canals and water tanks remaining in continuing use for on-going agricultural processes also remains largely intact with the landscape engineering of the three cities. These ancient cities have reserved the remains of three brick, walled and moated cities of Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra located in vast irrigated landscapes in the dry zone of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River basin. It’s amazing to see that some still in use that underpinned the organized intensive agriculture. Every moment here takes you back in time and if you are someone who has a dream of traveling to a far of fairy land then booking travel packages to Pyu Ancient Cities might just be the right option.

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