Bagan Balloons ~ Myanmar (Burma)

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    Spectacular Bagan was one of our next stops in Myanmar. Bagan was the ancient capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma and is located on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River. The ruins of Bagan cover an area of 42 square km. The majority of its buildings were built in the 11th century to 13th century. It is estimated that as many as 13,000 temples and stupas once stood on this 42 square km plain in central Myanmar, and Marco Polo once described Bagan as a "gilded city alive with tinkling bells and the swishing sounds of monks' robes". Approximately 2,200 remain today, in various states of disrepair.

    Hot air balloons are flying over Bagan every morning. We've seen five balloons total that day. The flight is relatively short (around 1 hour) because the air is not cold enough when sun rises above the horizon in Myanmar. Watching them flying slowly in the silent morning was a nice experience too.

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    1. Kiran Photographic [deleted] 20 months ago | reply

      A really atmospheric scene and a great example of a photographer making use of the 'golden hour'.

    2. Hans Zitzler 14 months ago | reply

      I saw this in the 500+ Faves group and Faved it.

    3. uepsilon 14 months ago | reply

      This is such an incredible one. Well done!

    4. Vintage girl... 9 months ago | reply

      This is so lovely! I Googled 'images of the Golden Hour' and your shot came up...just beautiful.

    5. picolojojo 4 months ago | reply

      Great scene,,, This is magnifique !

    6. hm2227 4 months ago | reply

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    7. JA Brown 4 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot!

    8. unicorn 81 4 months ago | reply

      breathtakingly beautiful picture. very interesting.

    9. TurquesaBsAs 4 months ago | reply

      awesome! like a dream!

    10. Encarni Santiago 4 months ago | reply

      Excelente exposición

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    12. rodeo's - Roberto Defilippi 2 months ago | reply

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      Wonderful work !

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