Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan
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We had our last day in Mandalay before boarding our flight to Bagan.As the flight was in the evening we went for a boat ride up the Irrawaddy river. This is the largest river in Myanmar with
many tributaries and runs up to the north with little villages on the banks. We visited Mingun the village which has the Mingun bell. It weighs 87 tons …
... alchemy, medicine, and legal studies. The city attracted monks and students from as far as India, Ceylon as well as the Khmer Empire. The Pagan Empire collapsed in 1287 due to repeated Mongol invasions (1277–1301) along with Bagan being located in an ...
... appeared over the top of the basket as they all jumped on it to help us weigh down. Then is was champagne and crossiants for breakfast :) nothing could top this morning. The afternoon was tame with me and Aimee hiring E-bikes again to pop to a few places before heading back to catch the overnight bus to inle. Which was hilarious and bad all at the same time. The bus itself wasn't too bad but we had heard of ...
So hard not to love Bagan. Our first day we opted to bike (e-scooters seemed the slower option) the plains with our guide being me reading the Lonely Planet....I'm a pretty good guide. It was hot. HOT. A whole new world of hot. We rode to every pagoda you can see and then some more- we rode in the dirt & heat from morning to sunset. The next day we hit the sunrise to watch the balloons - hit ...
... and leave the rest to the photos. The area sits in an earthquake prone zone, so most of the temples are in some state of repair, whether current or a century or two ago. The sheer magnitude of the size of the area and number of temples (2000+) is a bit staggering. It's like Angkor Wat but without a jungle obscuring everything. Most of the temples had a Buddha shrine inside, sometimes 4, one facing ...