Wanderings in Myanmar - 2 - Bagan

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January 25th 2018
Published: January 28th 2018
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A relaxing 2 day cruise on the RV Kindat Pandaw downstream on the Ayeyarwady River transported us from Mandalay to Bagan - famous for the 3800 Buddhist Temples and Stupas in the area.

On arriving in Bagan the vistas were amazing with numerous brick-built Stupas, with many different shapes, tall and thin, short and squat, bell-shaped or pointed, scattered apparently randomly across the countryside.

As we slowly made our way along narrow sandy tracks on a horse and carriage we watched Stupa after Stupa pass serenely by and occasionally a special dazzling golden pagoda would be spotted in the distance. We would stop at occasional temples where 13th Century Buddha Statues would be found within small central chambers.

In addition to the culture we also visited a local village, colourful markets, a lacquerware workshop, watched hot-air balloons serenely pass over the countryside and saw another spectacular sunset!

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Market trader with Thanaka on her face

Local cosmetic & sunscreen

28th January 2018

Looks idyllic and sounds like you are having a great time. Xx
29th January 2018

Fantastic Colours...
...but thought that you might have had a balloon ride.

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