Merit Winner: Bagan Bliss

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Pete DeMarco

More than 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas fill the plains of Bagan. Once the capital of the Pagan Empire, farmers now raise their livestock within the centuries old complex. The best way to see Bagan, apart from a ride on a hot air balloon, is by bicycle. It's easy to get off the beaten path and live out your wildest Indiana Jones fantasy.

Location: Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

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