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Part 3: Exploring Bagan Temples in One Day

Exploring Bagan Temples in one day is possible – on a motorbike. Yep, you can rent a motorbike and go at your own pace! However, I’d still advise you to ask for a map from the hotel/hostel receptionist. And don’t just ride unprepared. The weather in Bagan is scorching hot

Part 2: Pagodas in Bagan That You Should Visit

These are the pagodas in Bagan that you should visit. You can read the first part of this series in the previous post. Today, I’ll be introducing you to another eight ancient temples that are either partly restored or still in ruins. I won’t bore you with the history of

Part 1: Temples in Bagan That You Should See

These are the 22 pagodas/temples in Bagan that you should see – if time permits. For many travelers, Bagan is just one of those places they’re passing by and for others, it’s a place they’ve been wanting to see all their life. For a few, it’s a place to stay

6 Pagodas in Mandalay You Have to Visit

These 6 pagodas in Mandalay are must-see tourist attractions when you are in this ancient capital of Myanmar. They are all Buddhist temples/pagodas but each one is distinct from the other. You will be surprised how the locals devote their time when they are in the temple. Myanmar, I think,

Lake Inle Tour + Shwe InDein Pagodas for a Day

Take the Lake Inle Tour if you had a day to explore it. It’s one of the unique travel experiences you are gonna have in Southeast Asia. Lake Inle is Myanmar’s “WaterWorld.” Here, you’ll see how people survive to live in/surrounded by water. It is a glimpse of the resiliency

Maha Wizaya Pagoda at Night is Magically Golden

Maha Wizaya Pagoda at night is magically golden. It really looks like that of a palace that you heard about or read in books about the Far East. I never planned to come here – it was just an accidental discovery. On my second night at Yangon, I walked from

Nga Htat Gyi Temple – A Seated Buddha Awaits You

At Nga Htat Gyi Temple, a colossal statue of a seated Buddha awaits you. Only a few people visit this Buddhist temple which I think you should never miss. Though the pagoda is a bit far from downtown Yangon, it is reachable via Grab taxi. Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda is

Mingun PahtoDawGyi Pagoda – An Incomplete Stupa Held by Time

The Mingun Pahtodawgyi Pagoda is an incomplete stupa/monument held by time. You can find it at Mingun county, just 10 kilometers outside Mandalay. At first glance, the gigantic stone looks like frozen in time. And it is. Standing at its facade, I had that feeling of facing a timeless treasure

Views from Mandalay Hill

The views from Mandalay Hill won’t really sweep you off your feet if you’re expecting a jungle of skyscrapers. Instead, you will be able to see towering golden stupas littering across the city plains. Believe me, you won’t be able to count them all. There are just too many of

Yangon Skyline from Sakura Tower at Sunset

To see Yangon skyline from Sakura Tower at sunset, you have to be at Yangon Yangon Bistro. It is on the building’s top floor – and with an open concept bar, the views are magnificent. A friend and I arrived here 30 minutes before sunset. We were the first customers

Sunrise at Lake Inle with the Stilt Fishermen

Sunrise at Lake Inle is should be one of the things you should do when you are here. Most people start their Lake Inle tour mid-morning. So, I pestered my tour guide/motorbike driver that we should wake up early. I was hosted by a friend in Taunggyi, 45 minutes from

Maing Thauk Village and its Stilt Houses at Lake Inle

Visiting Maing Thauk village and its stilt houses is one of the tourist attractions we did on our one-day tour at Lake Inle in the Northern part of Myanmar. The floating village is one of the tour stops we chose from the list. So, if you want to see these
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