As we walked up the dark winding stairwell outside onto the temple’s terrace, we stared in amazement at the endless stupas, temples and pagodas across the long flat plains of Bagan. We felt like we were zapped 900 years back standing in the middle of a medieval empire. In that moment we realized what an enchanting place we had found in Burma and what an unforgettable day it would be. As we go through the ups and downs of traveling, it’s places like Bagan that make us realize why we’ve taken a year off to travel and how lucky we are to be seeing all these amazing sights. Bagan is an archaelogical dream not to be missed!