Photo Diary: Bagan

Nyang U Market was one of our first stops in Bagan, and one of my favorite places to photograph. The colors, the food, the produce, the people — there are an endless interesting faces and things to capture. 

Next stop, the no less colorful Shwezigon Pagoda. Sadly, the top of the gilded gold-leaf stupa seemed to have been under renovation.

We ended the day scooting around Bagan on our e-bikes, hopping from one temple to the next. The Bagan Archaeological Zone has about 2,000 remaining temples and pagodas (down from 10,000 from its height in the 13th century), and it's easy to explore them on your own. Don't get me started on the light in Bagan — dusk here is truly magical and the best place to take it all in is on the top of a temple.