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Photograph of the week: Hot air ballooning over Bagan

Bagan is one of the top 4 destinations of Myanmar which is an ancient city with over 10,000 Buddhist temples. During the 9th to 13th centuries, it was the capital of Pagan kingdom. Bagan is most beautiful to watch during the sunset and sunrise. The hot air balloons of Bagan provide the birds eye view of the ancient city when the sun rises early in the morning. Balloon over Bagan Thank you to Sam Htut of Tripmee.com for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I don’t have much of idea about Myanmar as a tourist destination. Seems like it has some historically important places to visit… I loved the photograph of the week…

  2. It is definitely a charismatic place to travel. Don’t underestimate this place – it is massive. You will need minimum 3 days to explore the beautiful collection of pagodas and stupas. The best time to come is between November and February when the temperature reaches 30 degrees and you can see Bagan Archeological Zone from the above – from the hot air balloons.
    The best way to explore Bagan on land is on a horse carriage at first and then you can rent a motorbike and explore the temples at your own pace and see them in detail. Ask the locals which temples are the best for the sunsets and sunrise – try to avoid the overpacked by tourist tallest temples.

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