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Up at 4.30 am so that we could take the 6.15 am just over the hour long flight to Bagan.
A half hour wander the bustling Nyaung U market reminded me not to try some of the street food stalls considering the hygiene standards ie flies.
First pagoda today was Shwe Zigon Pagoda.
Our yellow bus next stopped at the small Gu …
This afternoon 6 of us: Cathrin, Dave, Fiona, Steve, Tim and myself took the optional 4 and half hour trip to Mt Popa, Burma's sacred abode of the Nats (spirit gods). About 50 km / 31 miles southeast of Bagan it is best known for the nearby stunningly picturesque Popa Taungkalat monastery atop an outcrop. The Popa Taungkalat (Taung Kalat) Shrine is …
Time for sunset so back aboard the yellow bus to Pyathadar (Pyathatgyi) Temple.
We climbed the narrow candle lit inside stairway to the top of the 3 terraces and from the top of the mid-12th century temple and waited the half an hour for the sun to finally drop below the distant hills.
It was an ideal place to see the red sun go …
That's enough temples for now so the next stop was a lacquer factory and of course the gift shop at the end of the tour. No pressure to buy and yes we could bargain the set price a bit.
I had seen lacquer work being done previously in China many years ago and this reminded me of how labour intensive the process is.
Horse tail and …
Just a quarter an hour away was our next temple.
At the southern end of Myinkaba village is the Manuha Temple complex and is one of the oldest temples in Bagan. When in 1057 King Anawrahta returned victorious to Bagan, it was here that the capitive King Manuha was brought to live.
By 1059 Manuha had built himself this Rectangular …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Great rooms, good service, beautiful hotel!
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