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Old Bagan to New Bagan

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This temple tour is high on sites but short on distance, with a mere four kilometres or so separating New from Old Bagan. If you’re coming from New Bagan then bicycle power is ample though the route does undulate more than the Nyaung U to Old Bagan route, but if you’re doing it from Nyaung U, an e-bike may be a better option.

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We'll starting in New Bagan and head out of town to the north, making our first stop at the fairly minor (in the scheme of things) Sein Nyet Nyima stupa and Sein Nyet Ama temple. Ama is the temple sitting upfront and Nyima is the stupa behind. The names mean "elder sister" and "younger sister" respectively. It is unusual for a stupa of this size not to have stairs leading part of the way up from the cardinal points, but this makes it all the more beautiful for its uninterrupted curves. Instead, at each of the points there is a niche housing a seated teaching Buddha. Note also the mythical beasties at the corners of each of the terraces that support ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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