We arrived in Bagan (Nyaung- U airport) again very early…. but this allowed us to climb up a pagoda to see the view before the heat of the day…… going up was fine….coming back down was a different matter….rather like descending a pyramid in Mexico! No railing to hang onto!
Then on to the Swezigon Pagoda…..which was quite beautiful with an excessive amount of gold leaf!
Then on to the market in Nyaung-U……. which was huge!
Another pagoda en route to the hotel, this one close to it, the Payathonzu Pagoda…… we were starting to think a nice rest was in order!
The walls were totally covered with scenes from Buddha's life…..but not in good condition….. apparently these murals are among the earliest surviving ones in Bagan.
But…we forgot…….we needed to have lunch before we could check in to the hotel at 2pm!!
So off we went, in the opposite direction to the hotel, to a restaurant …..Queen…..which was really only just OK…..despite a fairly high ranking on Trip Advisor! Presumably because this is where guides/drivers choose to take most tourists and so has more reviews than other restaurants in the area!