We decided to hit out one of the pagodas for sunrise. It’s one of the must do things in bagan! run around and find spots where the sunrise / sun set views are good. To avoid rushing, we decided to make an early start at 5 am, ouch!

We were out of the guest house and riding by 5:15. Robin and Joachim had scouted a popular pagoda which promised good views of the plains as the sun rose. But this also was a popular one, so unlike yesterday, here were many bus loads of tourists. Ah bummer. But the sunrise was pretty and it’s really worth the effort to get up early to catch them.

I lounged around the rest of the day. We met an Argentinian traveller, Nicolas,. He was an interesting guy and had some choice stories to share about Myitkina. I didn’t observe much when in this town, but as it turns out unesco is working pretty hard to help the region gain a foot hold. I suppose it would be good to meet some aid workers in this town and talk to them about the work they do.

The rest of the day we rested back in the guesthouse. Our bus was at 7 pm or Dawei, so we had one last chance to hit up a sunset. Joachim and robin pointed us to a spot and we ride up after 5 pm. Turned out the stupa is u der restoration so we climbed up another one nearby to catch the last glimpses of the sunset and headed back for the bus. As it turned out the bus was late by a couple of hours and we got on it at 9 pm to head towards Yangon.

Route: – (Bagan to Yangon by bus)
Distance: 0 km
Ascent: 0 ft
Descent: 0 ft
Time in saddle: 0:00 hrs
Expenses: Sg$ 3.86
Comments: sunrise and sunsets are well worth watching in bagan. Better to head to less popular spots to stay away from crowds.

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