Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Bagan | Myanmar
01 Dec 2015 | Tue
Day 13 of 46
Colorful Ox Carts Bagan
When visiting Bagan you will notice there are several options for getting in and around town. These options include taxis, bicycles, E-bikes (electric bikes), shared pickup (like Thailand’s Song Tow), early morning hot air balloons, and then you have horse carriages and ox carts (which can be rented by half and full-day).
Something interesting we noticed, in late afternoons the ox and their carts take on a different look – their head and body harnesses are switched out with bright-colored ones that are laced with fresh flowers. The carts are also decorated with fresh flowers and bright red flags.
I’m not sure how this tradition came about but this form of transportation is very popular for the late afternoon crowd coming in to view the famous evening sunsets.