Travel Blogs from Bagan, Myanmar

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Battered and bruised on the bus, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Battered and bruised on the bus

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... over to top them up. The guy told us about the fact he has spent over one year at the local Playstation 2 shop (remember this is Myanmar, they don’t sell them but you can rent an hour on a Playstation 2 to play an out of date copy of Fifa or Pro ...

Dreaming Spires...., Bagan and Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Dreaming Spires....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... the other side. Our hotel in Bagan was one of the most plush we'd stayed in and actually clean! As Bagan is one of the top destinations in Myanmar, lots of rich tourists stay there and few backpackers would stay in the hotel we had managed to get for ...

Bound for Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Bound for Bagan

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... was stretching into something closer to twelve when we spotted on the horizon just a smattering of the over two-thousand temples of Bagan. The rough winds seemed to hasten our docking as we headed to shore. But where was the dock we wondered and why are ...

Chapter 32: Me and Myanmar, Part 2, Bagan/Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Chapter 32: Me and Myanmar, Part 2

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... ; beer. Phew! After 15 hours of travel, I'd made it to Kalaw, which is kind of sad given how close it looks to Bagan on a Myanmar map! As it turns out, Kalaw was excellent. It's an old British hill station - rather similar to the Cameron Highlands in ...

Capes, Culture and Cruelty to animals, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Capes, Culture and Cruelty to animals

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... else said 16 but again nothing surprises you here. Of particular note was one of the rest stops. I went to the uniquely Myanmar version of the toilets but they were filthy. The place to wash your hands outside was essentially a standing plastic pipe with ...

Pagoda Marathon, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Pagoda Marathon

A travel blog entry by faff

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... and we disappeared into town for a couple of hours and Zaw got rid of the lacquerware man. It was a relief to be leaving Bagan. We must have seen about 20-30 pagodas and started to get really bored of them. We did visit a village though and they ...

Temple Tantrums, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Temple Tantrums

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... bare the holy site. Today it is a UNESCO protected site and attracts more visitors than any other destination in Myanmar. While only a couple handfuls of temples are particularly aesthetically noteworthy it is the visual impact of thousands of temples ...

Temple Heaven, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Temple Heaven

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... to than Tikal....but wow wow wow its all worth while. The only thing the lonely planet has got right about Myanmar is its description of Bagan....imagine all the cathedral in Europe packed into the area of Manhattan island. Thats almost 50,000 ...

Historic sites and arduous journeys, Bagan to Mrauk U and Chin State, Myanmar travel blog

Historic sites and arduous journeys

A travel blog entry by beats

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... enjoyed the travelling, meeting people & seeing places on the way, I flew back to Rangoon. Mrauk U was not as spectacular as Bagan, but laid back & enjoyable nonetheless. I'm not entirely sure it was worth 5 days of travel to get there, but I ...

Temple overload, Nyaung U (Bagan), Myanmar travel blog

Temple overload

A travel blog entry by will

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... , and I forced myself into bed early knowing I only had a day and a half of temple siteseeing in Bagan. * * * * My only full day in Bagan was to be spent seeing as much as I possibly could, and simply ...

These guys really dig Buddha huh?, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

These guys really dig Buddha huh?

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... awesome cluster of 1,000 year old Buddhist temples and monuments covering an area of about 50 square kilometres in north western Myanmar. There are approximately 2,100 definable structures within this area, some built on a huge scale with many levels and ...

The Temples of Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

The Temples of Bagan

A travel blog entry by irax

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... , nothing new from the rest of the Myanmar really but the view from the top was superb. It was a fantastic day out. It was time to move on again. Next stop is Mandalay, Myanmar's second city with four ancient cities to explore in the surrounding ...

Burma's ancient city, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Burma's ancient city

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Bagan, Myanmar - Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern ...

The wonders of Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

The wonders of Bagan

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... back on solid food, so we caught a bus and headed over to Inle Lake. One last word though, there were package tours everywhere in Bagan, but you could still get out to some and see no one, not even a tout trying to push his goods onto you. So before ...

Bagan's many payas, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Bagan's many payas

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... day we were in Bagan, we shared a taxi to Mt. Popa. Mt. Popa is a tall hill 50 km away from Bagan. It's the holy mountain of Myanmar, home of the Nats (spirits). We would probably have been more impressed by the Mt. Popa had we not already seen the ...

Burmese hip-hop in Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Burmese hip-hop in Bagan

A travel blog entry by chienwentong

... places that served food at 9 PM and 5 AM.  After our prompt departure at 3 PM on Monday from Yangon, Nick and I arrived in Bagan after 9 the next morning, fully in tact and still talking to each other. Oh, yes, as I was wondering, what *would* ...

Looked like Shangrila but it was Mt Popa, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Looked like Shangrila but it was Mt Popa

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... opened his doors 5 months ago, trained in England.  He offers a good range of foods, including Thai, Chinese, Myanmar, and vegetarian meals, as well as some western standards like spaghetti, hamburger (good, according to Arthur) and ...

Kirjoista ja ruuasta, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Kirjoista ja ruuasta

A travel blog entry by anssku

Yritimme asken tehda kirjabisneksia, mutta ei oikein onnistunut. Kasittamattoman ahneiksi taalla kayneet monet kauppiaat! Sita se kapitalismi teettaa..Kun rahan makuun paasee, sita pitaa saada lisaa ja lisaa. Pari paivaa sitten vaihdoimme yhdessa ...

Go Temples Go, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Go Temples Go

A travel blog entry by pmcsheffrey

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... so we all had a lousy sleep. Still it was up at 4:45 to catch our Air Bagan flight to Bagan. Flying Air Bagan is like taking a bus back home. You walk to the counter, give them your paper tickets (no passport required) and then they give you your boarding ...

Burman turismista, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Burman turismista

A travel blog entry by anssku

Nopean yhteyden kunniaksi lisailin Pallontallaajille kirjoittamani tekstit tanne, osan vanhan kirjoituksen jatkoksi. Monet Kaakkois-Aasian reissaajat ovat huolissaan, etta Burmasta on tulossa seuvaava Thaimaa, yhta turisoitunut. He ovat nahneet hyvin ...

Temples and Tummy Trouble, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Temples and Tummy Trouble

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... teams and are in good condition and still used as places of devotion by the people of Burma.  At its height, Bagan boasted around 5,000 pagodas but this number, which was gradually diminishing, was drasticlly reduced by the 1975 earthquake and ...

Day 132 Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Day 132 Bagan

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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... we entered the town we thanked him and he and his wife sped off. Such a lovely community! Today has fufilled all Bagan expectations and Myanmar is a truly an amazing country. The elections that are happening this week are proving to be a great excitment ...

Farangs, Day 31 -- Stupendous stupa supper, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Farangs, Day 31 -- Stupendous stupa supper

A travel blog entry by travelwrite

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... 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak, the views are spectacular! We continue our scenic drive to Bagan (Pagan), passing through several quaint villages. Overnight in Pagan. __________ Temples and stupas were everywhere. The morning pit-stop ...

BAGAN - A temple lovers playgound!!!!, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

BAGAN - A temple lovers playgound!!!!

A travel blog entry by therunningdog

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I spent Christmas of 2006 in Bagan, Burma.   I rented an oversized bicycle with a basket and rode it around the 42 square kilometer temple complex of Bagan, which is peppered with a few thousand temples that are about a thousand years old.  ...

Day off and Sunset at Pyathada, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Day off and Sunset at Pyathada

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

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... off centre entrance and a flat top, this makes it excellent for catching sunset views, word's can't explain and you'll have to wait til I get some pictures up, truly awe inspiring stuff! That night saw us heading back to A Little Bit of Bagan for dinner. ...

Best place in Myanmar in my opinion., Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Best place in Myanmar in my opinion.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... ;Nonetheless i still liked it.  Found a couple of cheap foodstalls selling nice street food something severely lacking in much of Myanmar.  Had  an excursion to Mount Popa whilst here which was expensive as it cost 30,000 Khat between 3 of ...

Bicycles over Began, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Bicycles over Began

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... really describe the amazing sight of some thousands of ancient  edifices that are scattered over the Central Plains of Bagan, comprising pagodas, temples,  monasteries, halls, and other structures.  Not really knowing or understanding the ...

Bagan... Who Knew?, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Bagan... Who Knew?

A travel blog entry by natecropp

... it remarkable that news of these atrocities rarely gets to the western world.  There is a quandary about visiting places like Myanmar.  In doing so, tourists give money to the government.  This is unavoidable.  So, most tourists, make ...

Farangs, Day 32 -- Ceremony serendipity, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Farangs, Day 32 -- Ceremony serendipity

A travel blog entry by travelwrite

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Itinerary: After breakfast we will stroll through the colorful local market. We visit some of the most significant pagodas and temples of Pagan, including Shwezigon Pagoda, built in the early 11th century by King Anawrahta, as a religious shrine. We will ...

sunrise, sunset, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

sunrise, sunset

A travel blog entry by angelita.lita

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... funciona bien. Desastre!!!   Bagan es espectacular. Unos 8000 templos llenan de pinaculos esta llanura al oeste de Myanmar. Dorados, de piedra, renovados, abandonados, parece haber pagodas para todos los gustos. Alquilarte una e-bike y recorrerte los ...

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