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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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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