Myanmar: Bagan Day One (video)


WATCH: 24 Bagan Day One, Myanmar (Burma)

This movie is one of 45 movies from our 27 days in Burma in October 2012.

On our first night in Bagan, we walked from Winner Guesthouse to see Hilo Milo at night. It was spectacular at night and we loved that the shopping was closed and there were no crowds.

On October 10, we had our first day biking in Bagan. I read about the temples and told the others about the Indian and Sri Lanka influences, the three main hand positions of Buddha and how in India they built in stone, but in Bagan with bricks with stucco over. We were able to see all of the hand positions as well as where the bricks were showing through from under the stucco. We also looked for the ceiling paintings with one thousand Buddha images.

Today we saw: Lawka chanthar phaya, Thagyar hit phaya and Thagyarpone phaya

A few tips: wear shoes you can easily slip off and bring a flashlight. Certain temples are dark and if you decide to go to the upper level in any of the temples the staircases are narrow and quite dark.

Eat at Pyi Sone Restaurant on the main road between Old Bagan and Nyuang U. The food is good and the team including Ko Myo, Ma Swe and Jo Jo are amazing. ([email protected]) More about this day on

This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip.

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