Sunset paradise

From Heho to Nyaung-U on another tiny plane for the third part of our trip, it was time to explore Bagan. Once again the hotel met our expectations, the aircon in the room was welcomed and the pool and lounge area looked very inviting after an afternoon of traveling and a drive along dusty roads. As the sun began to fall we ventured out in search of a restaurant, Bagan was much smaller than we had imagined but we found a great little family run restaurant which we ended up eating at every night we were in town. After dinner we went for a wander and thought the lack of restaurants was probably due to the number of street food vendors there were along the main road of Bagan, which I would have been tempted to sample if we had not eaten so much at dinner.

With a new dawn and day ahead of us to explore we ventured out to check off the main sights of Bagan on our to do list, there are temples and ruins galore and it felt like we were in a scene from The Jungle Book at times.

During our time in Bagan we came across an array of transportation, not quite ‘planes, trains and automobiles’ like the movie but an eclectic mix…

Some of the sights are recommended to visit at sunset for their true beauty, so we planned our days to ensure we captured the magic of Bagan and it really was quite breathtaking.

As I said in my first post about the trip to Myanmar, many questioned my choice of destination but we had a great time and seven years later I am happily reminiscing about my experiences there. The people were friendly, the food was a medley of cuisines inspired by neighbouring countries and the accomodation was luxurious without being too expensive.

I always intended to go back and enjoy the beaches as heard they were unspoilt, however, life happened, so I will just enjoy sharing my experiences and think warm thoughts about time by the pools as the snow starts to fall here in the UK.

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