Go To Bagan

11 Jul

Go To Bagan

Bagan is a place in the world that is almost timeless. With temples and structures constructed across centuries, the entire area is unpaved, missing the common tourist traps, not too remote that you can choose from twelve-dollar-a-night guesthouses to luxury hotels. You will see the most popular sites, without rush or hurry, in two days. On a third day, you can safely wander inside of the brush with a motorbike or bicycle and experience the minor structures, meet locals hoping to meet you (yes, to sell things but they are laid back, not pushy) and enjoy the wonderful views not seen on websites or in brochures. Some locals will offer to show you the hidden views – go with them! If you go to Myanmar, give yourself the gift of enough time in Bagan.

In the center the rooftops are houses in a village inside of Bagan.
Some of the temples are ok for sunset but also they get crowded. There are elevated locations inside Bagan that offer better views. Also, riverside temples are awesome spots to watch sunsets.
If you buy trinkets and small gifts, buy them from locals. The money goes right to their families.

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