Yesterday we rented an electric motorbike and toured around the greater Bagan area. We also rented one the day before after our balloon ride so I’ll lump both days in together. These bikes are great. Quiet and a maximum speed of about 45 km/hr and you definitely need one to get around but the daytime temperature is so hot that you really only want to spend half a day touring around. After 1:00 pm it is like driving though a very hot hair dryer so if you want to spend a full day an air-conditioned car is a must. We were told three nights in Bagan was good enough but we beg to differ. There is so much to see that you really need at least three full days to get a taste and probably a week to see many but certainly not all of them. The terrain is surreal with temples and pagodas dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see and each and every one of them, big or small has one or many unique Buddhas inside. We may have to have a section of “Buddha only” pictures.

March 2nd

March 3rd

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