Early mornings became the 'thing to do' in Myanmar - whether it was to catch an early bus or an early sunrise it felt like every morning the alarm was going off before 5AM!
For our first morning in Bagan we decided to wake up extra early (aka 4:30 am) and head to one of the many temples for sunrise and a glimpse of the hot air balloons taking off and traveling over the temples. Around 5am a local tuk tuk driver picked us up and we headed out to a remote temple just beyond Old Bagan village. Arriving before sunset we enjoyed a hot cup of instant coffee before joining the other travelers before sunrise onto of the temple.
As the sun began to rise the hot air balloons lifted into the sky and we were blessed with a fantastic sight - and we were left speechless!