What can I say about Bagan? Simple. Bagan is beautiful. Though I had only stayed for a full two days here, and was unable to witness the famous Bagan sunrise and sunset due to cloudy weather, seeing the pagodas were more than enough to convince me to visit this place one more time.
My friend Chie in Bagan
How I long to try riding one of these!
We opted to take our hotel's offer for a car tour for half day for USD 20. I had imagined doing the tour in the old fashioned way via horse cart or ox cart but it just did not happen. I regret it a bit but also due to lack of funds I could not do it out of my own pocket. Really, a return to Bagan is a must!
Pagodas as far as my eyes can see :)
Bagan Lodge's kind staff assisted us with what our inquiries. They gave us a map on which temples to prioritize given with our limited time.
We visited several pagodas namely Ananda Phaya, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Mahabodi Paya, She San Daw Pagoda and several others.
Thatbyinnyu Temple is the tallest pagoda in all of Bagan.
Shwe San Daw Pagoda
I had the best time here in Bagan. Kind people. Raw culture. Laid-back vibe. Awesome country side. Great food. Definitely beautiful.
Other Parts In This Series:
Bagan Lodge: A Grandiose Gateway to Bagan's Noble Past
A Delightful Stay in Hotel by Red Canal Mandalay
Burma: An Untouched Gem
Yangon is Yielding
On the Way to Bagan
Bagan is Beautiful
Biking in Bagan
Pretty in Pai
Overland Border Crossing: Bangkok to Siem Reap
Finally, Siem Reap
Saigon aka HCMC
Indochina Trip Itinerary and Expenses