With my first few days back on my feet after my motorcycle accident I found myself in Bagan, one of the most gorgeous and spiritual cities in the world. While Myanmar certainly has beer, Bagan served as a much needed beverage break after Hong Kong, and was decidedly the most low-key of the backpacker destinations I’ve visited so far. Our hostel had a curfew and there was strictly no alcohol to be consumed near the temples, which were everywhere. In fact, the go-to activity in Bagan was to rent a motorbike and get lost in the thousands of ancient Buddhist temples sprinkled all across the city. Oh, great, more motorbikes.
Luckily I found a local willing to taxi us around to the temples for about $20 for the day. Here’s a taste of what we saw on our real life Temple Run.
While I ended up getting to spend less time exploring Myanmar than I had hoped due to my injury, I’m glad I decided to make the trek to Bagan. Many locals expressed that Bagan was changing with the influx of tourists, and that soon visitors would not have free reign to explore the temples. So it might not be a bad idea to bring Bagan to the top of your bucket lists.
- Sarah, 3.1.17