The drive to freedom
We connect with travel website go-myanmar.com for our trip. They help us plan our itinerary, book our hotel and organise our flights, which we take into Mandalay International Airport. We also hire a car and a driver with the team’s help ($2,700 for three days) and travel three hours alongside the Ayeyarwady River to Bagan. And, as our car enters the ancient city, it’s clear we’re never going to run out of pagodas to explore. On paper, 2,200 doesn’t look that much. But when you see all of them in their mystical glory, silhouetted against the hazy sky, it seems like they go on forever. There are many transport options to choose from when exploring the pagodas, from bicycles and electric scooters to cars and even hot air balloons, but as we’re visiting during the rainy season, we prefer the luxury of an air-conditioned car and the ability to explore further-flung temples.