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A scooter tour of the Bagan plains

My first visit to the Bagan plains took place at dusk, when I climbed the Shwesandaw Pagoda to watch the sun set over the thousands of temples scattered before me (you can read more about this here). The next morning, I returned to the plains on a scooter and spent a full day visiting as many temples as I could. I managed to reach five after getting lost a few times, taking time to visit each one, and stopping for lunch.

There are loads of places to rent e-bikes for the day, and it’s a great way to explore Bagan. It’s most likely you won’t be able to visit every temple because there are around 2,200 remaining, but there are some particularly spectacular ones which you won’t want to miss. I visited the Shwezigon Pagoda, Sulamani Temple, Manuha Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple – avoid if you’re scared of bats, it’s full of them! – and Thatbyinnyu Temple. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Shwezigon Pagoda
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Shwezigon Pagoda
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Shwezigon Pagoda
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Sulamani Temple
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Decoration at Sulamani Temple
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Sulamani Temple
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Sulamani Temple
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Inside Sulamani Temple
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Inside Sulamani Temple
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Inside Sulamani Temple
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Manuha Temple
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Manuha Temple
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Manuha Temple
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The Bagan plains
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Dhammayangyi Temple
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Inside Dhammayangyi Temple
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This temple was full of bats!
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Exploring Dhammayangyi Temple
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Thatbyinnyu Temple
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Thatbyinnyu Temple
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Thatbyinnyu Temple

Have you visited any temples in Bagan? I’d love to know which ones! If you’d like to share on Pinterest, feel free to use the picture below. xx

Stockholm

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