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Bagan: The Kingdom of the Temples

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Just imagine together on a plateau of approx 42 km2, all the medieval cathedrals of Europe, along with 4 villages taken from a folktale and some sandy roads with absolutely no traffic, to realize the vastness and beauty of Bagan. Between 1057 and 1287, religious fervor led to the construction of more than 4400 temples of which, without knowing very well its decline, only its ruins remain, many very well preserved despite the earthquake of 1975. Today it is considered an area archeology

And there is no better way to visit Bagan than in the most spectacular thing we have done in the whole trip: fly over this majestic GLOBE plateau !!!


There are no words to explain the sensation that left us with the creeps. It is the first time we fly in a balloon. It's like floating, like going on a soap bubble floating in the air. And at your feet, the most beautiful place we could have.







Fly. Floating in a balloon is something that no one should ever stop doing in this life.


The sun was rising over the horizon. The "photo" changed its picture and everything lit up. !! BEAUTIFUL !!




The rest of the two days we spent in Bagan we did seeing temples, visiting the markets, shopping, dining with a typical puppet show, eating next to the river, drinking a mojito or climbing in one of the highest temples watching a great sunset. We use more carriages of all kinds.







It is like a great little town lost this world. Bagan is one of those places that fall in love, without exploiting tourism. Without hundreds of buses waiting ...


North, south, inland, on the shore. There is no photo that describes what a great splendor must have been in its day.



 

We do not know if it is because of the immensity of Bagan or because it is what is happening to us throughout Burma, but tourists shine by their absence. It is sad to think the day that this is invaded by tourism, the jewel that the world loses (and we say some travelers).



A clear example, a small town where its few inhabitants welcomed us alone, with no one, invited us in, taught us how they make peanuts, how they weave, how they live ... They invited us to take a tea, they welcomed us in their house and we have to say That has been the happiest experience we have with the whole trip. No tourists, no intentions, together with them, sitting on their terrace chatting quietly.


So much money (here we get a lot of change) ... and then you wonder? Have we evolved or developed? Q more wasted time if these people are happy with so little and our day to day eats us and we are less happy with much more.


Isaac, from Bagan (Myanmar)

EXPENSES DAY 10: $ 136 (approx 109eu) and 51,200 MMK (approx 33eu)
EXPENSES DAY 11: $ 25 (approx 20eu) and 39,000 MMK (approx 25eu)

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