Bagan is best seen at sunrise and sunset. But really it’s spectacular at any time of day. In the early and late hours you’ll get the shining glow from the sun and tremendous cloud show that only enhances Myanmar’s number one travel destination.
Bagan Myanmar is a series of Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries, most dating from the 11th to the 13th centuries, spread out over a dusty plain of some 40 square miles. At its height, Bagan possessed over 10,000 structures. Today an impressive 2,200 still remain.
You should reserve at least three days to explore Bagan. It’s best to visit after November in the cooler season. Still you might find it hot. Due to the vast distances, electric motorbikes are a popular way to visit the site. Bicycle is also a good way to get around, but sometimes the sandy paths are difficult to peddle over. The most romantic way to see Bagan Myanmar is by horse cart or hot air balloon, the former costing about $20 per day, and the latter a few hundred.
Your site is perfect for such beautifully rich photos as these Stephen.
Bagan looks like something out of a fairytale.
Great pics, Bunyo. Several are strikingly similar to ones that I took when I was there almost 10 years ago
these photos are amazing! very impressive!
Thanks, Greg! Means a lot coming from a photographer like yourself!
Wow. Just wow. This is an epic collection from Bagan. I just spent 4 days there and you got some shots I couldn’t have even imagined. This one is my personal fav. http://photos.bohemiantraveler.com/Travel/Myanmar/Bagan/i-BTH87bR/0/1025×1025/Bagan%20sunset%20grass-L.jpg
Thanks so much for sharing.
I totally missed out on the full moon and the start of the festival. Great candlelight shots Stephen.
Wow! A wonderful collection of photos to showcase how amazing Bagan is. My favourite is the grass shot!
Thanks for these photos. You’ve just brought me back to Bagan.
Thanks, Julie! I didn’t see any snakes while I was there, but I was looking out especially for them. But it’s good for readers to know.
Watch out for snakes – that became my golden rule when in Burma:) On my first day I already had contact with two of them crossing my way, and then once again in Bagan few days later. But the pictures are ethereal! Wish I could be more patient and learn to take pictures like that.