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We have said farewell to Myanmar and the lovely Burmese people. I've never met so many folks happy to chat, offer tips, share their work and stories, and generally be all round nice. We were stopped so many times to have our photo taken with strangers, which was an unusual experience! Here, I was trying to take a photo of Bagan train station, which is super pretty, and ended up having photos with a whole family of three generations and their taxi. Hope to visit again one day! #family#sisters#myanmar#bagan#architecture .
We met this painter, Than Htike, outside the quiet Abeyadana temple between Old and New Bagan. We stopped thanks to a hand-written sign that simply said 'wall painting' with an arrow...so glad we spotted it! As well as seeing the amazingly well preserved artwork inside the 1000-year old temple (no photos allowed), Than Htike showed us his paintings and workshop and told us all about Buddhism in Myanmar and the symbolism behind traditional Burmese art. It was very difficult choosing which of his pieces to buy so we bought two! #bagan#myanmar#burmese#paintings .
Ananda Phaya is one of Bagan's most beautiful sites. Built in 1105 AD, the highly revered temple is very well preserved and maintained. Like many other buildings in the area, parts of the temple are currently being restored following the 2016 earthquake. #bagan#myanmar#temple .
Loved the train journey from Yangon to Bagan, even if it did take 18 hours! Did not get much sleep but saw so much beautiful countryside and met lots of interesting people. Looking forward to heading back the other way! #railway#train#myanmar#yangon#bagan .