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one more day in bagan, and not-so-good-news

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we had an early start on our second day in bagan. chillis a and n, the two who researched the temples we MUST see, were determined to accomplish just that in the limited time we had. our flight back to yangon (to take our singapore-bound flight the next day) was at four in the afternoon, so we had to complete our sight-seeing before that.

after a quick stop at a souvenir shop to buy some trinkets, we visited our first temple for the day. similar to the sunset pagoda, we climbed on top of it. and again, the view was breathtaking. this time, the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and our feet weren't getting burned....yet.

we walked ancient roads, and saw structures that have been in existence for thousands of years.

mr.
three sisters temple
sun had a lot of interesting stories to tell us about each and every temple. you know the term, information overload? we experienced that! between that and the awesome structures we had around us, one is bound to space out, literally, and forget some of the things that are being said.


i did, remember the story about the temple built by the crazy king, whose workers were executed if a needle can be pushed between the bricks they laid. and, there was no scaffolding, no ladders used on this one. the workers were made to stand on top of each other to build the dhamayangi temple.

and then there was this story about the king who wasn't supposed to be the king, because he wasn't the first-in-line. but he got chosen anyway, because the white umbrella tilted in his position. he built the thilominlo temple.
planisphere, walking the ancient roads


it was by this time, we noticed mr. sun would answer "why not?", in a distinctive tone everytime we asked him a question. we started imitating him. could we climb up the pagoda? "why not?" could we stop by this place? "why not?" but as i said previously, this phrase will be part of our vocabulary for the duration of our stay.


there were many more stories told by our guide. and i could see he wanted to say a lot more, but we were really short of time. there were some interesting places we didn't go into. we either stopped by the road and took pictures of it, or viewed it through the window of our van.

our last stop, at about two in the afternoon, was lunch at a restaurant beside their city gate.

we figured we can still make a quick stop to the hotel to freshen up and get our things, just in time to make it to the airport for the flight back to yangon. we were mistaken...
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aoisoba
aoisoba
three sisters temple
three sisters temple
planisphere, walking the ancient r…
planisphere, walking the ancient …
the girls
the girls
coffeefairy and diovie
coffeefairy and diovie
blue sky
blue sky
one more..
one more..
from the roadside
from the roadside
view from the van
view from the van
temple built by the crazy king
temple built by the crazy king
temple built by the king chosen by…
temple built by the king chosen b…
practicing my yoga pose
practicing my yoga pose
tower
tower
planisphere and aoisoba
planisphere and aoisoba
directions
directions
the three sisters..
the three sisters..
entry
entry
road sign
road sign
side picture
side picture
aoisoba
aoisoba
another beautiful sight
another beautiful sight
the chillis at the gate
the chillis at the gate
restaurant1
restaurant1
restaurant2
restaurant2
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