Sunrise in Bagan is one you must witness as a traveler in Myanmar. I’m pretty sure you have seen the picture-perfect postcard of its morning scenery. However, witnessing it will give you joy, exhilaration, and goosebumps, even! It’s an indescribable feeling, really! A whole new world – you’d say!? 😉
I did not join a sunrise tour because I don’t like to watch the sunrise with people moving and chattering around me. I want a quiet time – perhaps, just me and a photographer, that’s all! 😀
Since I travel alone, I asked the receptionist of my hostel where the best place to watch the sunrise is without a crowd. She told me there’s a quiet place near her home to watch the sunrise. She hooked me up with her brother to bring me there the next morning – and these are the photos.
Bagan Sunrise – Riding on a Balloon
I wanted to, but I didn’t. Why? It would cost me a fortune – beyond my backpacker’s budget. I have a friend who did it and he said it’s worth it! So, if you got an extra budget, go for it! There are only two places in the world where I’d like to watch the sunrise from a floating balloon – in Bagan and Cappadocia in Turkey. I felt bad I skipped the opportunity in Bagan, but it’s a good thing I still have one left on my list.
When the sun rises behind those ancient temples, the scene was truly mesmerizing.
Hostel in Bagan
The best hostel where you can stay in Bagan is at BaobaBed Hostel. It’s clean and the beds are comfortable, too. Staff members are helpful and they help you with all their might. The hostel is also surrounded by restaurants and souvenir shops. If you want to rent an electric motorbike, the rental place is just across the street. You can also find other accommodations of your type on these websites: Booking, Expedia, and HostelWorld.