Travel Blogs from Bagan, Myanmar

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Ballooning in Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Ballooning in Bagan

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... the sunset! Again it was beautiful and it was hard to believe that it was our last evening in Bagan.   Bagan was a brilliant way to start our time in Myanmar and I'm excited to see what the rest of the country has to offer! Tomorrow we catch the boat ...

Don’t bag Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Don’t bag Bagan

A travel blog entry by piholland

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The overnight bus journey was no more comfortable than Myanmar’s rickety train service. Not totally without some comfort but little room to stretch out and the roads were pretty rough so it was a long night. Its also strange when your so use to road ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Temples of Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

The Temples of Bagan

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... temples and pagodas still stand today making it Myanmar's equivalent to Peru's Machu Picchu or Cambodia's Angor Wat. It's probably Myanmar's top tourist destination. And this brings me to the next thing I learned about Myanmar. Not all hotels are ...

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 ...

Bouncing and Bashing to Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Bouncing and Bashing to Bagan

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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... is a journey' implying that the getting there is where our focus ought to be rather than the arrival...I bring you the, 'The Myanmar National Railway"...oh my, oh my!  The day before we left Yangon, under the healthcare and map reading guidance of ...

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 ...

A Precious Little  Monk and Beautiful Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

A Precious Little Monk and Beautiful Bagan

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... intensive art of lacquerware production. Many Buddhas,temples, and "shoe taking off places" later, it is time to move to cooler (hopefully) climes as our next stop is Kalaw an old British Hill station, high in Myanmar's food producing ...

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 ...

What time is it?……….4am!, Bagan, Burma, Myanmar travel blog

What time is it?……….4am!

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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...   Just before sunset we piled into a boat to be at the ready with our cameras to capture the sunset over the river. Bagan is a spectacular place for sun rises and sets. We did crash into bed straight after dinner though and tried to talk our crew ...

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 ...

Spirit Shrine with monkeys, Bagan, Burma, Myanmar travel blog

Spirit Shrine with monkeys

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... I’m glad I saw it.    That night, after a meal of pizza, yes pizza, not rice, we settled down in the Bagan Police Barracks for the next 2 nights. It was the first time we used the toilet and shower in Skippy and I’m glad to report ...

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* ...

Mystifying Myanmar, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Mystifying Myanmar

A travel blog entry by katherineanna

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... and imagining yourself as Indiana Jones or a Final Fantasy X character or an ancient monk carrying a message through the kingdoms... Bagan in Myanmar rivaled very closely Leh with my most favorite place I've been, not just for the sights but for the ...

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 ...

Beautiful Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

Beautiful Bagan

A travel blog entry by atimetowander

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We were told Bagan was magical, and it was.  It was the wrong season for hot air balloons, so we didn't even see that awesomeness, and we were still blown away.  Temples, temples, temples goats, temples.  Riding around swiftly and silently ...

The old city of Bagan dating back to 1,100 AD, Bagan, Myanmar travel blog

The old city of Bagan dating back to 1,100 AD

A travel blog entry by nigeljbennett

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... on the river and sunset. The next morning Dev still was not feeling good so Rieko, Kina and I headed out to visit the local Bagan street market and then climbed a temple and chilled over the stunning views.  We came back to check on Dev and he was a ...

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 ...

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