Myanmar Bagan Plain
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Bagan Plain sits along a sweeping bend in the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Long years of peaceful Buddhist rule allowed kings to decorate the plain with pagodas and stupa. Architecture from this period stretches as far as the eye can see.
Most photographers go for the brilliant sunsets facing a dramatic Western skyline, shot from the top steps of the taller pagodas. The sunrise however incorporates mists rising, creating a dramatic and mystical ambiance. Climb a pagoda to get elevation on the plain but don't forget to remove your shoes before climbing on to the pagoda as a mark of respect to the culture.
Bagan is reached by train or flight from Yangon. Access to the plain has parking but a bicycle or scooter is a better mode. Most of the roads are sand.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunrise & sunset during winter
Sunrise & Sunset 06:45 - 18:03 | current local time: 08:10
Photo Themes Buddhism Pagodas stupa Sunrise Sunset temples