Sunrise over the temples of Bagan

Category: Places


Photo and caption by Chris Recek

Up before dawn, we set off on our rickety rental bicycles onto the sandy trails between the thousands of ancient Buddhist Stupas and Pagodas searching for one to scale to capture the sunrise. As daylight came I could see that a blanket of cloud covered everything form horizon to horizon. But gradually, as the sun got closer to cresting the horizon it seemed to vaporize the thin, dense layer of cloud and peal back the sky, revealing beautiful gradients of dusty amber and chartreuse light.

Location: Bagan, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)


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