An Aussie's travels to air shows, aviation museums and more around the world
Balloons Over Bagan – A Glorious Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
One of the must do experiences in Bagan, Myanmar (if you can afford it) is to take a hot air balloon flight over the temples which were built during the 9th to 13th Centuries. In the dawns early light, balloons started to take flight. I was lucky to be in one of the first to take off, so it made for an impressive sight looking down at the field below covered in so many balloons!
Seeing the sun rise over the mountains, the temples of Bagan and other hot air balloons from high above was incredible! Taking in that view was a great way to kick off the day!
As you are floating about up there, at the mercy of the wind, it is so peaceful. You soon forget that there is nothing to restrain you, just look over the edge of that wicker basket and enjoy the breath-taking view of the temples, the other hot air balloons and the countryside below you!
When ballooning first started at Bagan, there was just one company and a handful of balloons. As the popularity of visiting Myanmar has significantly increased, so have the balloons. Today there are at least 3 companies operating with many hot air balloons at Bagan! Despite this, it never felt too crowded up there and it was cool to see them all flying at once.
The final stage of this flight will feature in my next post. What goes up, must come down!