Balloons over Bagan at sunrise in Myanmar. Click on the image for the interactive virtual tour.
Photography by Jean-Pierre Lavoie. All rights reserved.
We were fortunate to fly in a group of balloons one morning last January over the ancient temples of Bagan in Myanmar. This was a fantastic experience from the company Eastern Safaris and you’ll see some photos taken from the air in the next posts here on my Blog. But for now we want to show you the amazing scene of balloons taking off in the distance over this amazing historic site in Bagan just at sunrise. More than 10,000 Buddhist temples were built between the 11th and 13th centuries and there are around 2200 temples and pagodas still on site today. The temple in the distance near the balloons is the impressive Ananda temple. One other panorama shows the Thatbyinnyu temple unders the stars in a night scene surrounded by many other temples.
We were located on the top of Shwegugyi Temple to capture the scene with this interactive virtual tour.
Balloons rising over Bagan.
Thatbyinnyu temple under the stars.
Shwegugyi Temple in Bagan.