Balloons over Bagan
Another early morning for more of the group who have opted to join a balloon ride over Bagan. Absolutely marvellous (says Dawn, and everyone else of course!). And guess what, our friendly clothing entrepreneur, Koko, is there to greet us as we land!
After breakfast on board ship we head out to visit the Shwezigon Pagoda. It is a prototype of Burmese stupas, consisting of a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples and shrines. Once again, stunning. We notice a Buddhist monk chanting with locals joining in and also see a novice monk in his orange robes praying with his gold coloured mobile phone!
Photo: Balloons over Bagan © Dawn Furlong