After ten hours in night bus from Yangon, we finally reached one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, Bagan in Central Myanmar. This ancient Bagan Kingdom had over 10 000 temples, of which over 2000 have survived to our days.
Our first small obstacle was figuring out how to get our hotel (we stayed at Crown Prince Hotel in New Bagan area) from Bagan Highway Bus Terminal, made famous by harassing taxi drivers. Teaming up with a Swiss and French couple, we bargained for 30 minutes and got finally quoted 3000 kyat (1.8€) each for a shared minivan, and thus got a ride to our hotel.
We “enjoyed” extreme heat during our stay in Bagan. The hottest day was +42 °C /108 °F , which is not exactly the best weather for a temple marathon. We were drinking as much as possible but still are feeling exhausted and dehydrated every day. At least it rained one day in Bagan and it was actually the first time we got “rain” in Myanmar, but it was only like a few drops, which instantly dried up.
Bagan was really surreal place to visit and it had more than enough temples to visit for our four days stay.
Here are some of the pics we took during our stay at Bagan.