Myanmar Day 2: Temples of Bagan + Going Around Bagan When You Don’t Know How to Ride a Bike
As soon as we settled in WeStay Lotus Bagan, we headed to the Downtown Bagan to start exploring the temples.
Photo grabbed from @anagon
I wore a gladiator shoes in shocking red (not the most practical pair to wear) but I was thinking I could dispose it after the trip. The locals seem to love our colorful ensembles and dangling tassel earrings. We felt so bright in the tone of blue skies and golden pagodas.
Looking at the interior of the temple, it is just all white walls and repainted buddhas (which explained why, I haven’t taken much photos). But it is the people that add color to its quiet temple.
Ana and I enjoyed the tour and got to appreciate the temple even more. After we have visited the 4 walls of the temple, he asked us if we have the time to look at his artwork. He seemed very nice, polite and not pushy. Having a soft spot for artists, we sat down and marveled at his work.
He unrolled the parchment which he has been carrying the whole tour. He said he made them using sand and his work are very unique. We find it hard to choose as each painting has a nice story and detail – mostly about Buddha’s life.
The best way to end the Temple Tour of Bagan is by catching the sunset. This means climbing up a temple. Everytime I am faced with such challenge, I always just think that I survived the Great Wall of China. :p
The best way to see the Bagan Temples is through Hot AIr Balloon (which unfortunately opens after Rainy Season – October). We originally planned to take it but the flights that we had needed to be booked by September.