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We set off early at 8:00 as the temperature was forecast to reach the early 40s, and drove for 10 minutes (everything in Bagan is fairly compact) to the Shwe San Daw pagoda. This is a solid pagoda in the pyramid style and one of the largest in the city that you can climb up. We climbed to the top level of the 5 external landings. The stairs were loft ladder steep with very tall risers and narrow tread steps. The view from the top showed a whole 360 degree panorama of the ...
... local and cultural significance. It must be remember that every Buddhist boy must be a novice monk at least once in his life for a minimum of 1 week, but usually a year. We visited in the low season with few tourists. In the height of November there can be 600 foreign tourists taking photos, with their telephoto lens and motor drives. It was one of the events of the trip we felt ashamed to take part. Our guide insisted it is what the monks wanted, we were not so ...
... and the three ladies who welcomed
us also came on the stage and started dancing.
Bagan gets quite a build-up when planning any trip to Myanmar. It is THE go-to
place, the site that everyone must visit, the cover shot on the current Lonely
Planet edition, the place pictured on billboard posters at the capital city’s
So going there after such a great Mrauk U experience, I felt the dread ...
... zone, had suffered from many earthquakes over the ages, with over 400 recorded earthquakes between 1904 and 1975 damaged many temples today, 2229 temples and pagodas remain.
To see a number of the temples I rented what they call a ...
... of the Pyina dynasty that followed Bagan’s fall.*
Bagan brings the joy to the heart when you look at the beauty of the Buddhists art – amazing architecture, wall paintings of beautiful Buddhists scenes, fantastic decorations, relief carvings, gold statues and images, eloquent writing on the walls and stones… but when you read the history of Bagan somehow it’s hard to believe that this place was ever joyful or peaceful – ...