Seniors Discover Temples and Ancient Ruins in Bagan

Bagan is located in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Today senior visitors are flocking to the area to take in the many wonders including several World Heritage Sites. Bagan hosts over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Scenes of the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day as these photos showMapcarta will take you right into the heart of Bagan and the surrounding territory.

Can you imagine yourself riding your bike through the territory described above? Riding a bike is often the best way to get away from the many tourists and see up close the remotest temples and ruins. What makes these temples look so romantic is the process of graceful aging. Lonely Planet has a neat bike trip planned for senior bikers to see the beauty of this untouched country.

Bagan is an area in the Central region of Myanmar. There is so much history to be experienced first-hand and Wikitravel can help first-time senior visitors locate the Angkor ruins.

Can you imagine yourself in a hot air balloon flying over some of these ancient temples at a leisurely pace and filling up your camera with one-of-a-kind photos? You have plenty of time to make arrangements to be there for the inaugural Bagan Temple Marathon that takes place in November 2013. Combine a truly fantastic running experience with an unforgettable holiday. If you have ever been in a marathon, this race is just for you.

Balloons over Bagan floats over thousand year old pagodas and the Ayeyarwaddy River and what an awesome array of scenery. And then there’s the Golden Rock, one of the most sacred places in Myanmar (Burma). Once you are on site you will want to explore others.

Hotels? Thirty of them to be precise. If you are like my wife and me, a nice B&B would suit our stay just fine.  Twenty-five suggestions of things for senior travelers to do.

A private tour guides you on a grand journey through Yangon, Kyaikhtiyo, Bago, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach. The tour features jungle tribes, boy monks, an elephant safari, leg-rowing fishermen, champagne air balloon, blessings, tranquil beaches, sacred pagodas and much more.  It includes 5-star hotels and delectable cuisine.

Seniors Experience Traditional and Ancient Architecture

Check out this collection of regional architecture. ‘This is Burma’, wrote Rudyard Kipling. ‘It is quite unlike any place you know about.’

Lonely Planet can fill in a lot of FAQs for first-time visitors. There are just so many temples in and around  Bagan. Note the monk in this National Geographic photo who walks along a dusty road in Bagan, the ancient capital of Myanmar.

I love every one of these photos of Bagan. YouTube highlights some of those fascinating temples.  So talk with your travel agent, pack your suitcase and bring along your best camera.  I think that you too will enjoy everything about Bagan.  jeb



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