December 11, 2014

Bagan, Myanmar

What Lonely Planet said: One of Myanmar’s main attractions, this is a temple town. The area known as Bagan or, bureaucratically, as the ‘Bagan Archaeological Zone’, occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area, 118 miles south of Mandalay and 429 miles north of Yangon. The Ayeyarwady River drifts past its northern and western sides.

I was there: December 11, 2013 - December 12, 2013

Cameras used: Canon EOS 40D & Samsung Galaxy Note

Unlike most brick-coloured temples, this one is white

European architecture influenced extension to the holiest temple in the area, Ananda Temple

Me at one of the smaller temples. Look! The Moon!

The Sunset Temple with one hell of a view. Go there for the sunrise too!

The first temple I visited

Another temple
A good general view of the Bagan temples and pagodas

One of the more unique temples. This one is a pyramid

The gate to one of the temples. The temples built by the Kings and Queens are walled

Main stupa of Ananda Temple

Sunrise as seen from the Sunset Temple

The dawn light giving the temples a fiery red color

Sunrise and hot air balloons