The Land of Temples - Bagan

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August 18th 2007
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Taking the Road Less TravelledTaking the Road Less TravelledTaking the Road Less Travelled

I think I understand why this is the road less travelled
Bagan a world out of this world. More like a mythical place right out of a adventure movie. The valley has thousands and thousands of Temples and Pagodas springing up from the earth in every direction. the last count done came up with 4600 Temples/Pagodas i think they were only counting the larger ones. If you were to count the small ones it would be well over 10,000.
the bus ride from Mandalay to Bagan was a adventure in itself. Not one, not two, but THREE flat tires. The 2 of them running the bus, were a expert pit crew (they use to do Indy cars "I Think"). First tire change only took 5 minutes from stop to start. The second we had to ride on a km or two to get changed in the next town. As we were getting the first 2 tires fixed a third decided to deflate. Overall a 200km trip took 9 hours, only a half hour more then what we were original told. I guess they factor in a flat or two. Good adventure, had a lot of laughs with the monk sitting next to me.



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Flat Tire # 1Flat Tire # 1
Flat Tire # 1

only took 4 minutes to change. Indy pit crew.
Flat Tire # 3Flat Tire # 3
Flat Tire # 3

While fixing flat tire #2 a THIRD Tire went flat. 200km took us 9hrs. The regular time is 8.5hr.
My Transportation in BaganMy Transportation in Bagan
My Transportation in Bagan

Easiest way to view the temples.

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