Myanmar: The Ancient Kingdom of Bagan

Myanmar: The Ancient Kingdom of Bagan

I'll say it here right off the bat - Bagan may be my all-time favorite destination I've ever traveled to. This place was an absolute gem to visit and I'm still overwhelmed by the entire experience I had there. Bagan is one of those places that when you're there sitting atop an 900-year old temple with no one else on it at sunset, you can't help but think, "Wow. How do places like this exist on Earth?" It was a magical experience and I hope everyone will one day be able to see this unbelievable destination.

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Thailand: An Ancient Kingdom of Ruins

Thailand: An Ancient Kingdom of Ruins

Sukhothai, the capital city of the ancient Sukhothai Kingdom existing from the 11th to 14th century, now lies in ruins and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I was lucky enough to get to spend a couple of days touring around this old, yet quiet and very authentic, city in Northern Thailand, and it was one of the most magical places I've visited in Asia thus far. The historical park, where the capital stood during the last one hundred years of the kingdom, contains nearly 200 ruined wats, chedis, and Buddhas spread across the 70 sq km. 

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