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Bagan Pilgrimage, part 1

by on Aug.27, 2011, under Posts

Note: if you are inspired to visit Bagan, check out this practical guide to aid your planning.

It’s been said millions of times – Bagan is incredible.  Let me say it again: Bagan is fucking incredible.  If you’re into Buddhism, Indiana Jones, architecture, art, history, or any combination of these, then you’ll agree with me, I guarantee it.

For much of the 2.5 days that I spent in Bagan, I was literally breathless.  Granted,  some of my oxygen shortage resulted from being on the brink of heatstroke, but most of it was attributable to pure awe.

I mentioned earlier that you should visit Inle Lake for its people, and Bagan for its history.  Here goes.

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