Myanmar: Exploring Bagan Day Two (video)


WATCH: 25 Exploring Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Day Two 


I read that at one time there were 13,000 temples, pagodas and religious structures in Bagan. There are now about 2000 temples from the 11th to 13th century.

On October 11, 2012, I took an afternoon walk to see more temples. I found Gu-byauk-nge and Gu-byauk-gyi. A woman opened a temple for me but I am not sure of the name. I did enjoy video-taping by flashlight! From Anawratha Road, I went to temples by walking through the fields possibly Soo lay gon group or Wut ta na taw group. A restoration worker was fixing the three large buddhas in the central area. He pointed up so I went up to look out. You get such a different view from up above. The passageways are dark, steep and have many broken steps but it is worth it. I enjoyed it but then he came up and pointed up one level higher up! It seemed too high but I went. He pointed out Hilo Milo and a few other stupas. When it started to rain, it seemed smart to get down!

I found a very reconstructed stupa with a large Buddha inside and twin stupas that I liked very much with very different looking tops. I crossed the field and found ox in front of a stupa and a team of oxen plowing a field.

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Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

2 responses to “Myanmar: Exploring Bagan Day Two (video)

  1. Looks like an amazing place, but I actually hadn’t heard about it until just recently so haven’t had a chance to visit yet. One more great destination to add to the list.

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