Learn Bagan's ancient art of sand painting

A great activity for families or anyone with an artistic streak, sand painting is a traditional form of art in Bagan. The artist first coats a piece of cloth with glue, then sprinkles sand over the surface. Once the newly created ‘sand-canvas’ has dried in the sun, the artist then paints an image onto the ‘sand-paper’. You will learn the techniques of sand painting from an expert, while enjoying a drink and local snack, before giving it a go yourselves. Local artists use the sand of the Irrawaddy for their paintings which are very detailed and accurate.

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