Mark Rentz 46750
 
Bellevue, WA
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Old Bagan, MyanmarOld BaganMyanmarEnjoy great sunset views of the Bagan plains from the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Get there early though - it's a very popular hang out spot for both...Dahmmayan Gyi Phaya, Mandalay, MyanmarDahmmayan Gyi PhayaMandalay, MyanmarThe largest of the Bagan temples, it dominates the skyline. It was built in 1170 by King Narathu, who by all accounts was a cruel despot. He...Shwesandaw, Mandalay, MyanmarShwesandawMandalay, MyanmarOne of the smaller pagodas near the Shwesandaw Pagoda. There are over 2000 temples standing near Bagan, many of them smaller structures like this one.Pyathetgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, MyanmarPyathetgyi PagodaMandalay, MyanmarAmong the thousands of temples you'll often find folks just making a living. This goatherd was tending to his tribe as we approached the Pyathetgyi...Pyathetgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, MyanmarPyathetgyi PagodaMandalay, MyanmarAmong the thousands of temples you'll often find folks just making a living. This goatherd was tending to his tribe as we approached the Pyathetgyi...Shwesandaw, Mandalay, MyanmarShwesandawMandalay, MyanmarOne of the more popular sunset spots, you'll have to get here early to nab a choice spot. As you wait around, enjoy the scene - a crowded mix of...Dhammayazika Pagoda, Mandalay, MyanmarDhammayazika PagodaMandalay, MyanmarSunset view of the gilded Dhammayazika Pagoda, as seen from the Pyathetgyi PagodaPyathetgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, MyanmarPyathetgyi PagodaMandalay, MyanmarThe sunsets are stunning in Bagan - pictures hardly do it justice. Find yourself a temple rooftop and settle in for the show.Sulamani Temple, Mandalay, MyanmarSulamani TempleMandalay, MyanmarSunset view of the Sulamani Temple. Enjoy this view from the Pyathetgyi Pagoda, a relatively uncrowded spot to set up a tripod.Balloons over Bagan, Nyaung-U, MyanmarBalloons over BaganNyaung-U, MyanmarA sunrise balloon ride over Bagan might seem expensive and touristy, but you can't get this view from a temple rooftop!Old Bagan, MyanmarOld BaganMyanmarA sunrise balloon ride over Bagan might seem expensive and touristy, but you can't get this view from a temple rooftop!Balloons over Bagan, Nyaung-U, MyanmarBalloons over BaganNyaung-U, MyanmarPre-dawn balloon prep. It's fun to watch the guys fire up the burners and right the baskets.Balloons over Bagan, Nyaung-U, MyanmarBalloons over BaganNyaung-U, MyanmarPre-dawn balloon prep. It's fun to watch the guys fire up the burners and right the baskets.Dhammayazika Pagoda, Mandalay, MyanmarDhammayazika PagodaMandalay, MyanmarThis gilded pagoda still impresses some 800 years after its construction. It was built with a unique pentagonal layout - one side for each of the...Let Put Kan, Nyaung-U, MyanmarLet Put KanNyaung-U, MyanmarThe overgrown Let Put Kan temple reminds me of a small scale Ta Prohm (Cambodia). If you're looking to explore away from the crowds, this would be...Old Bagan, MyanmarOld BaganMyanmarEven on an overcast morning, you won't regret a float over the temples of Bagan.Sulamani Temple, Nyaung-U, MyanmarSulamani TempleNyaung-U, MyanmarOvercast morning view of the Sulamani Temple and Irrawaddy river. In the distance you can also see the Mingalazedi pagoda to the left and the white...Sulamani Temple, Mandalay, MyanmarSulamani TempleMandalay, MyanmarBuilt in 1183 by King Narapatisithu, this temple is one of the most popular in Bagan. Within the walled grounds you'll also find the remains of an...Old Bagan, MyanmarOld BaganMyanmarA sunrise balloon ride over Bagan might seem touristy, but the views are incredible. The sheer number of temples dotting the landscape is difficult...red hills market, Dundee, Oregonred hills marketDundee, OregonWood-fired s'mores in a cast-iron pan. Need I say more?!? This spot is a real gem, where you'll feel like you're dining at your neighborhood cafe.
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