February 22, 2015 by cathyfitz Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia 0

Bagan Myanmar (Burma) | Travels in Southeast Asia

When you first see the ruins and temples covering the landscape in Bagan, Myanmar, there is a magical feeling that is hard to describe. Bagan is the spiritual center of Myanmar (once known as Burma), and full of rich history. There are currently 2000-3000 temples, pagodas, and monasteries still standing where over 10,000 were originally constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries. Between the ancient ruins dotting the landscape and the horse drawn carriages, this rich archaeological city feels like a fairy tale land forgotten in time. We traveled to this destination primarily to update our visas for Thailand. If you stay more than 30 days you need to either apply for a special visa or cross the border and return. We decided to go for adventure and check out this country we had only recently heard about. Because they just opened to tourism in 2012, it was a little challenging making travel arrangements and getting a visa to enter the country, but it was worth the effort. Sandy Ko at www.intrepidtravels.com was a great help. Not only did she get us booked, but stayed in touch through email with updated flight information. Unsure what to expect we only booked three nights and […]

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