Bagan is an ancient city located in the center of Myanmar. In the X-XIII centuries, Bagan was the capital of the Bagan Empire, whose inhabitants predominantly professed Buddhism. At this time, about 10 thousand temples and pagodas were built in Bagan, of which about a fifth have survived. Usually, tourists visit the 10-20 largest temples described in guidebooks. But this is only a tenth of Bagan’s heritage! Even a careful inspection of the largest temples and pagodas will not give an idea of the magic of the ancient capital. Hot air balloons can help in sightseeing.
Bagan is one of the few places in the world with near-ideal flight conditions: predictable weather, breathtaking views, flat terrain, moderate winds. Of course, every tourist should take advantage of it. Do not hesitate to buy a flight at the balloon over Bagan. It is clear that this is not the cheapest entertainment. But it’s worth it. The flight preparation itself is organized as a special ceremony. You are picked up from the hotel early in the morning, brought to the place of departure on a special bus, treated with coffee and snacks while the balloon is filled with hot air. After the flight, a glass of champagne, a souvenir photo, and a special personalized flight certificate await you.
But the most important thing is, of course, the flight itself. As you rise above the ground, you will enjoy amazing views. Experienced pilots do not lift the balloon too high, so you float in the balloon gondola just above Bagan’s tallest stupa. An extraordinary feeling of being part of a great story grips you. The flight allows you not only to carefully examine the temples and pagodas but also to admire the panoramic views that can only be seen from above.
If you decide to go on a trip to Myanmar, do not deny yourself the pleasure of flying in a hot air balloon over Bagan! The memories of this exciting adventure will stay with you for life.