You thought we were done with temples with the last post? Oh noooo…not yet. Not with over 2000 temples in Bagan. Don’t worry, we didn’t see all of them in our 2 days there, but here are a few more we visited and enjoyed.
At the end of the first day, we walked over Shwesandaw Pagoda, also known as the “Sunset” temple because of the stunning views of the surrounding countryside, including the sun setting over the river in the distance.
Another of the more interesting temple complexes was Manuha temple. It was a large space which had some sort of festival or event going on in which people were cooking, serving food to others, and eating. It’s also home to a gigantic reclining Buddha who lives in a very small enclosure.
Thatbyinnyu Temple was another large one (ok, by now they are all starting to blend together). One thing I do remember was a large sign, in English, in the courtyard (seen below) stating that there was wifi there. Ah promises, promise. Alas, it was not to be.