The Bagan valley looks like a simple agricultural valley with a broad river bisecting it and distant mountain ranges on the East and West. The first thing you notice however is that literally every where you look Buddhist Pagodas seem to pop up. Over 2000 of these are as old as the 11th century but it seems like new ones are being built everywhere as well. This is an area with deep importance to the history of Myanmar but it is also the center of the countries tourist drive and much of this building is being done to support that. In any case it is a beautiful area, but in some ways it seems like a theme park being built over a grave.
This collection of photos was taken in the Bagan Valley to the North of Yangon, Myanmar.