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Here is another shot from this fantastic place. It is definitely one of the most impressive places I've ever seen. Especially morning and evening time will make you feel like in a fairy tale.

I didn't adjust colors at all. The morning light is changing dramatically from very cold (before sunrise) to very warm colors very shortly after sunrise.

When it comes to composition - I would rather have the front pagoda more the right, however you dont have many choices as you are limited with very few high spots that you can watch the sunrise/sunset from.

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Balloon Over Bagan
As Marco polo described "one of the finest sights in the world" now visitors to Myanmar can view the unique and enchanting view of the 11th century ruin as it has never been seen before. Imagine floating over thousands year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains. Balloons over Bagan provide visitors a unique opportunity to see this ancient kingdom, as it never has been before. The sunrise and sunset champagne flights last just under one hour and take off daily from October through to the end of March.

The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph, allowing passengers a serene and bird's-eye view of ancient temples drifting by using his skill the pilot is able to guide the balloon to a gentle landing on the banks of Ayeyarwaddy River, or in an open field, where the crew and the celebratory glass of champagne will be on hand. Te Balloon over Bagan service operates twice daily early in the morning just before sunset and late in the evening just before sunset between late October and April.

And just to let you know price is - US$240 per person.. (btw average salary in Myanmar is 10-20$ a month/goverenment, and around 40$ a month in private sector)

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