One Day In Bagan Myanmar
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Bagan Myanmar One Day Itinerary
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Bagan – Temples, Temples, Temples
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Located in Southeast Asia, Bagan Myanmar is an exotic adventure. Wonder what you might do there? Well here is a very full day’s itinerary. Arise before dawn to head out for a hot air balloon ride which will float you over the thousands of Buddhist Temples. Admire the Sunrise from on high. And get a great view of the temples below. It’s always good to have a great pilot! After an invigorating flight, head back to the hotel for a power breakfast. Yep, that is a croissant, noodles, pancakes, french fries and coffee. Got a big day ahead. Gotta load up. Hire a horse cart for the day. Very reasonable and comes with a guide (the driver – in this case his son as well – driver in training) A great way to get around – hop on hop off convenience. Visit a temple (don’t forget to remove your shoes and socks please.) Visit another temple. Meet some very friendly people. Grab some lunch at Weatherspoon’s – reputedly the ‘Best Burger in Bagan’ Actually it was not bad. The avocado was a nice twist. Dagon Beer by the way – GREAT! After lunch head out to visit some more temples. Bagan has temples – lots of temples. Then wander around a few smaller temples. They come in all sizes. Next, change it up a bit. Visit the market, in this case the ‘wet’ market where you can spend some time watching them sell fish. And cutting up something else…….? Next, stop by a lacquer shop – watch the process and the precision etching. It’s been a long tiring day . Perhaps a nice relaxing and soothing “Myanmar Traditional Massage?” I don’t think these ladies got the message. The “soothing and relaxing” part apparently got lost in translation. Another story in itself. The day is winding down. The sun is getting low. In Bagan that means it’s time to head to the temples again. Most things in Bagan involve temples it seems. Pick a temple – a nice tall one. Climb to the top of your chosen temple (no shoes or socks remember) and settle in. Watch Bagan’s version of a light show – this one provided by nature. Beautiful. Now climb down the temple – yes, in your barefeet and be careful because it is now dark. Head over to some more temples for some great night time photography. And that, as they say, is a very full day in Bagan. You really should try it.
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