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Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

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Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

We are a group of 5 photographers, visiting Bagan in middle of November 2012. We were looking forward to have a superb sunrise at Miyengon Pagoda, but was recently by local sources that Miyengon is still closed (since May 2012, I believe). We are now looking for alternative locations for superb sunrise at Bagan (with excellent/wonderful landscape views). Any comments/ recommendations from fellow travelers on good sunrise locations are most welcome.

Thanks in advance

Chan

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1. Re: Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

I think you are talking about Mi Nyein Gon pagoda. It's still close. Try Mingalar Zedi. Open sometimes.

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2. Re: Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

Hi KKYM . . . many thanks for your kind input . . . we love Miyeingon for its high elevation, (about 4 stories I believe), which allowed photographers to take photos from "high" (B4 closure) .

Wondering if Mingalar Zedi allows people to "go up", if so how many stories? Thanks in advance for your invaluable input KKYM

Cheers

Chan

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3. Re: Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

we were there a couple of months ago and we couldnt get to the top tiers of Mingarlezdi were not accessible. You can get up to the first level which has some beautiful tiles. Unfortunately it is probably not high enough for photos across the plain. There are better, higher ones, probably Shwesandaw but you will havbe to fight your way up the temple with many other tourists(but you will get some good shots) have a great time.

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4. Re: Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

Hi Geoff 1964

Thanks for your invaluable input.

Point 1 - Really sad to hear that the higher levels of Mingalar Zedi are also closed to tourist. Tks

Point 2 - We did consider Shwesandaw Paya, but have received recent reports from photographers that it is not suitable for sunrise (ie there are no subject matters for sunrise, just open fields). This spot is a favourite for sunset.

Point 3 - We have already planned in our itinerary, to explore Shwesandaw Paya for SUNSET early to avoid the enening crowd. Thanks for your kind advise input.

Looks like we have to explore futher other temples for sunrise.

Cheers

Chan

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5. Re: Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

KTChan4848 - where did you go for sunrise/sunset and how was it?

6. Re: Sunrise in Bagan - Miyengon Pagoda still Closed !!

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