Bagan is the premiere destination of Burma. I knew I was heading here and I used that fact for justifying the most half-assed attempt at Angkor Wat, ever. I really liked Bagan, it was cheaper and infinitely less crowded than Angkor, riding bikes around the ruins is a blast, and you could tell there was a earnest attempt at upkeep i.e., monks are not picking up garbarge like they do at Angkor. A lot of temples were destroyed in an earthquake in the 70's but a massive reconstruction effort later its looking pretty good. Maybe even too good, some of the temples don't even look like ruins.
You better get there soon, though.
To whom it may concern,
Please don't sell Bagan to a heartless Japanese corporation.
I make babies cryher dad brought her over so they could take a picture and she started bawling haha aww
Senti gave them 100 kyat for this pictureI've seen these people pictured on other travel blogs, I'm onto you guys you're paying for those shots haha. Anyways, they walk around looking very Burmese and tourists can't help but take a picture of them, and then they feel obligated to give them money.