Myanmar – Balloons over Bagan’s ancient temples

Myanmar – Balloons over Bagan’s ancient temples

Bagan – The ancient temple city of Bagan is one of the most impressive sights we have seen. In the mid-12th century the ruling king started building Buddhist zetis, pagodas and temples at a staggering rate. This building continued for over 230 years until there were 10,000 Buddhist structures. Continue reading “Myanmar – Balloons over Bagan’s ancient temples”

Myanmar – Yangon’s Glimmering Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar – Yangon’s Glimmering Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar’s tourism industry isn’t as well developed as other countries in South East Asia. Tourists are a curiosity to many Burmese as we’ve experienced already in our first few days. Many people stare and then shy away when we smile or say hello. A few have asked to take a selfie with us and others try to sneak a picture of us on their phones. Continue reading “Myanmar – Yangon’s Glimmering Shwedagon Pagoda”