Land of 4,444 Temples April 9th 2010 So arriving at 1am in bagan was definately an experience and one we even enjoyed. The whole reason we had included Burma in our trip was for this place. Emma had googled it to death and regailed me (and anyone else who would stand still for 2 mins) with facts about how it had the most temples per square whatever anywhere. I of course had forgotten all of this until the bus ride there and despite ... read more
Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Bagan Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
Last year we visited 9 Asian countries in 9 months. This year we will be picking up where we left off. First we will be going to the far end of Indonesia to the Moluccas for 2 months. After that we are heading for the Philippines for a bit of island hopping. Next its Hong Kong, South Korea and Macau before heading back to the Philippines to explore the north of the country. From Manila we fly to Singapore and then we have a month where we are not sure where to go, maybe China, maybe India?
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