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Temple hunting in Bagan

December 25th 2014
'Discover Burma' is the travel mantra of 2014 it would seem - in every list and travel guide we are being told to visit Burma whilst it's still untouched and before the hordes of tourists have despoiled it. Well, sorry to say folks, but Myanmar is well and truly discovered. Having lived in Mandalay the past few months during low season, the closest we've come to tourists is the usual smattering of ... read more
Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Bagan

Burmese Flag 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
11th June 2015

Gorgeous photos!
So glad you got to visit this amazing site, but so sad the lack of respect show by tourists--really a problem everywhere (flash photos of the Mona Lisa, touching marble statues in Greek and Roman museums, etc) Since Bagan is so massive, I can imagine why the government is hard pressed to conserve and protect all the treasures. But as tourism grows, how fabulous if they could post a guide/guard at the temples--increase local employment and tourist awareness. Glad you splurged on a hot shower--so lovely occasionally!

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