Bagan sightseeing = 30km
Considering The Nevs and temples don’t have a lot in common it seems strange that Bagan, home to over 2200 pagodas, temples and ruins was on the bucket list. Yesterday we got on the bikes and explored the town and surrounds and it was spectacular even for easily bored temple sightseers.
Housekeeping first though and found this lovely lady down the street offering laundry service. Felt a little bad leaving her our dirty bike clothes and in return she gave me the flower necklace.
So you get the idea, in every direction as far as the eye can see the Bagan plains is smothered with pagodas. Once again lucky it was the low season as had the area to ourselves but unfortunately maintenance was taking place on many of the big temples so they were covered in scaffolding.
Then it was time for a drink stop in New Bagan. The Bagan area is divided into 3 sections, Old, New and Nyuan U which is where we have chosen to stay and pleased we have also as not much happening in the other parts.
We will be staying on here 2 more nights before cycling the 200km back to Mandalay. Will be tough going as the temps are close to 40deg again.