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Bagan

From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 4000 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.

Local Transportation
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Shwezagon Paya
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The pile of busted marble statues
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Locals
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Not sure....Was in the most remote place down near the river
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Local kids followed me around for hours, and took me places I would have never found on my own.
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The view from my balcony
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In the heat of the day, this was heaven
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Once I realized the enormity of Bagan, there was only one thing left to do...Rent a mountain bike! $1.50 a day
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Inside almost every temple were 1000 year old murals and Buddha images
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Even the gates were beautiful
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4000 temples in a valley the size of Monterey Bay
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Most were more than a thousand years old
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On top of Shwesandaw Paya, looking towards Dhammayangyi Paya
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Time for re-gilding
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Miles of trails, thousands of temples, and no one there but me
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Along a bend in the Ayerwaddy River
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I told them I was checking out, I came back to this
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On my way to the beach
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Posted by ikombazana 15:55 Archived in Myanmar

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