March 13, 2015

Bagan, Myanmar

Photograph by Gerard McGarity, National Geographic Your Shot

A hot-air balloon provides an unparalleled sunrise view of Bagan, the ancient capital of Myanmar (Burma). The area once held 13,000 pagodas dating back to the second century A.D., many built of brick that was plastered and painted. Earthquakes and the Ayeyarwady River destroyed more than 10,000 of them.

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