I was having a lunch meeting with a Frenchman who had been living in Shanghai for over two decades. We were talking about travel and he told me that the most incredible sight he had ever seen were the temples in Bagan. He had gone up in a hot air balloon and was awestruck by the landscape of Buddhist temples as far as the eye could see.
That conversation from over a decade ago seared a mental image in my brain. I needed to see this sea of temples for myself so when I was sent to Yangon on a project, I made sure to spend a few days in Bagan.
As I suspected, the Frenchman wasn’t exaggerating. Bagan truly is spectacular.
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The ancient city of Bagan is located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar, about…